Cruise The Murray River

2 Night Cruise Plus 2 Day & 1 Night On Kangaroo Island Plus 2 Nights in Adelaide - 5 Nights In Total Package. Starts every Friday year round.

Why not combine a 2 night Murray River Cruise with a 2 day 1 night stop over at the end of your cruise at the famous Kangaroo Island! Take the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's finest nature-based tourism destinations and one of Australia's National Landscapes. This relaxed yet comprehensive 2 day Kangaroo Island tour allows you to discover Kangaroo Island's fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce. 2 nights accommodation in Adelaide is included in this package and travel to Kangaroo Island and back is via a luxurious ferry.

Your 5 Night Cruise, Kangaroo Island & Adelaide Accommodation Package includes the following:

CRUISE INCLUSIONS

  • Riverview Cabin accommodation for your 2 Night Cruise the Murray River
  • All meals on the cruise (buffet & a la carte)
  • An exciting selection of shore-side tours and guided eco-excursions
  • Onboard presentations

ADELAIDE ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 Night accommodation at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide after your cruise and before your Kangaroo Island tour.

KANGAROO ISLAND INCUSIONS

  • Coach pick up at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel & Sea link ferry transfer from Adelaide 6.20am to Kangaroo Island
  • Day 1 Clifford's Honey Farm, Seal Bay, Birds of Prey show & Kingscote. Includes lunch
  • Overnight accommodation including full buffet breakfast at the Aurora Ozone Hotel
  • Day 2 Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Hanson Bay Sanctuary & Koala Walk, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admiral's Arch & NZ Fur Seal Colony. Includes lunch
  • Return to Adelaide by ferry arriving 10.40pm
  • Coach drop off at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel

ADELAIDE ACCOMMODATION

  • 1 Night accommodation at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide after your Kangaroo Island tour
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Friday (Supper)

Your weekend cruise departs from Murray Bridge, just 1 hour North of Adelaide. Connecting coach transfers depart from the Central Bus Station in Adelaide or if you prefer to drive, lock up garaging is available for your vehicle. At 7.15pm you are welcomed aboard by the friendly Proud Mary Crew.

Having settled into your accommodation, you may like to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before a delicious supper is served at 8.45pm. The boat cruises to her overnight mooring point and your Captain introduces the Proud Mary crew. Night cruising is a feature of all Proud Mary cruises and this evening the boat's powerful flood lights illuminate the graceful willows and dark waters as you cruise.

This is an excellent opportunity to cruise the Murray River environment in a different perspective and may allow you to view of some of the nocturnal wildlife. Especially birds such as night herons, owls and coots will be around. Later, you tie up for a night of peace and tranquility in the Australian Bush.

Saturday (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as you cruise the Murray River continuing upstream today through some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire River Murray system. The inland lagoons are so immense that in the early riverboat days, Captains could not find true channels. In the early 1900's riverboat Captain's planted willow trees along the banks to clearly mark the main river channel. Today the willows provide the perfect haven for the prolific bird life. There are some 320 species of bird life in this area and with the aid of binoculars and your well informed guide, you will study at close range the prolific bird life.

The Proud Mary berths in Mannum allowing time for a stroll through this historic town. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the Proud Mary chefs as you cruise the Murray River upstream. Late afternoon your vessel ties along side the towering cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches. Here you will also enjoy a guided cruise led by an ecologist aboard a small boat through the lagoons and inlets of the River Murray, a highlight of your journey.

This evening there is a traditional Australian barbecue on shore followed by Aussie entertainment around a blazing campfire.

Sunday (Breakfast, Lunch)

This morning there will be time for further exploration of the tranquil Australian bush. Enjoy a hearty breakfast as Proud Mary cruises the Murray River downstream, before a mid morning arrival in picturesque Mannum. Here you can board the waiting coach for a tour to Reedy Creek Environmental Park. Your guide will provide you with information to enable you to identify significant rock formations and the abundant native vegetation and bird life.

Lunch is a superb buffet with fresh local produce. This afternoon there will be more spectacular scenery before a late afternoon arrival in Murray Bridge at 4.15pm.

You will then need to make your way back to Adelaide (either coach transfer or garaging - see options in Good to Know section). The evening is yours free to wonder the city of Adelaide before settling into your included accommodation at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel for the night.

Monday (Lunch)

An early morning pick up from your hotel for a scenic coach journey to Cape Jarvis taking in the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula with its vineyards, coastal views and rolling hills. On arrival, board the Sea Link Cruise for the 45 minute crossing to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Here you will board your luxury Sea link coach and your local driver/guide will take you on a tour of South Australia's premier nature-based tourism destination.

Your first official stop will be Clifford's Honey Farm to enjoy an informative talk by the beekeeper followed by tasting's and an opportunity to sample homemade honey ice-cream and honey beauty products. Then travel onto Vivonne Bay Bistro located on a 260 hectare bush property, for a delicious two course lunch. After lunch visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and enjoy a guided beach walk with a National Park Ranger amongst a breeding colony of wild and rare Australian Sea- lions.

Your tour will then visit another amazing wildlife attraction, the fascinating Birds of Prey free-flight demonstration, an interactive and educational display of native Australian birds and raptors. From here you will travel to Kingscote before being transferred to your Kangaroo Island overnight accommodation.

Tuesday (Breakfast, Lunch)

After your morning hotel pick up, your second day of touring begins at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, an interesting bush engineered eucalyptus distillery that makes the most of its environmental resources. After testing and tasting the eucalyptus products, travel to the centre of Kangaroo Island to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park where you can feed Kangaroo Island kangaroos, have your photograph taken with a koala, and take a guided tour of this wildlife and bird park. Next, travel to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to look for Koalas nestled up in the eucalypts, followed by a scrumptious two course lunch at Hanson Bay Visitor Centre & cafe.

After lunch travel to the western most part of the Island, Flinders Chase National Park, one of Australia's largest and earliest conservation parks. After a short stop at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, travel through the park and enjoy breath-taking views of its unique trees, plants and coastal scenery. You will be taken to the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Remarkable Rocks provide great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admirals Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular arch, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals that can be seen swimming and playing in the waves, or resting on the rocks.

Return to Penneshaw Cruise Terminal for the return journey to Adelaide. On arrival in Adelaide at 10.40pm you will be dropped off at your included accommodation at the Mercure Grosvernor Hotel for the night.

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Cabins:

All Cabins have a private ensuite, double or twin beds (your choice), air conditioning / heating and tea and coffee facilities.

Transfers:

A coach displaying a large "Proud Mary" sign departs from the Adelaide Central Bus Station, Bay 1, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide on Friday's at 6.00pm sharp, returning into Adelaide on Sunday at 5.45pm and the cost for a return transfer is $110 per person.

Garaging:

Secure lock up garaging is available at Murray Bridge for the duration of your cruise. Please make your own way to Sturt Reserve Murray Bridge by 7.00pm and the crew will advise as to the garaging of your vehicle. The cost is $100 per vehicle for the cruise duration.

Reverse Package Order:

If you prefer, Kangaroo Island can be done first followed by the Murray River Cruise.

Kangaroo Island Accommodation:

Will be at the Aurora Ozone Hotel and includes a full cooked breakfast.

Additional Accommodation in Adelaide:

Before cruise accommodation can be booked with us at the same time as you book your cruise.


The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel offers the following room styles:

From 1 April 2017 through to 31 March 2018:

Standard rooms: Positioned at the rear or inside of the hotel are $152 per room per night in Normal Season or $183 in High Season
Superior rooms: Preferred positioning around the perimeter of the hotel are $163 per room per night in Normal Season or $192 in High Season

Normal Season includes 01.04.17 - 09.10.17 and 11.12.17 - 31.01.18
High Season includes 10.10.17 - 10.12.17 and 01.02.18 - 31.03.18

Full Breakfast is an extra $20 per person

Proud Mary


About the cruises

Operating two and five night cruises 365 days of the year, departing from and returning to Murray Bridge, just 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Adelaide, the Proud Mary caters for a maximum of only 36 passengers. This boutique product provides the ideal environment for passengers to explore, experience, indulge and discover the Murray River. The well appointed bar, lounge and dining area provide the perfect location for indulging in the culinary delights of the resident chef, while viewing the passing Australian scenery.

Australia's River Murray is one of the world's legendary rivers, in fact, the fourth longest river system in the world. Mysterious, massive and meandering 3,700 kilometres, it ranks with the Mississippi, the Nile and the Amazon. Boasting some of the most spectacular and rugged Australian landscapes, the River Murray is home to an array of abundant wildlife and bird life. It is aboard your intimate cruising that you can discover the River Murray's eco-system at its best.

Have you heard of the "old" Murray Expedition?

Don't go any further. She has had a face lift! In the shallows of the River Murray, an exciting yet subtle transformation has quietly been taking place aboard the "old" Murray Expedition. The famous and well-loved river boat entered Australia's most famous river on Monday, May 1 with a fresh look and a new name. Since then, we call her the Proud Mary.

Facilities

This boat boasts 18 spacious river view cabins, a lounge, dining area and well appointed bar.

Order a drink and venture out onto the boats spacious open decks or enjoy the intimate lounge and dining area. The captains commentary may spark an interest to peruse the vessel's resource centre and learn more from one of the many books available.

You may like to enjoy a cuppa from the continuous tea and coffee available in the dining room or browse the souvenirs available for purchase.

Explore at your leisure any of the spectacular mooring locations; enjoy a walk through the bush land or discover the backwaters in one of the available canoes. For those who like a spot of fishing, reels and bait are available, simply ask one of the crew.

Accommodation

Your boat boasts 18 spacious river view cabins. With only one room type, each cabin has twin or double beds, individually controlled air conditioning units, private en-suite. tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryers. All rooms offer spectacular river views and open on to balcony areas. Cabins are serviced twice daily.

History

This cruise boat is a boutique vessel providing an intimate and friendly atmosphere, offering a true insight into South Australia's Outback. A modern vessel built to provide the ideal way to experience Australia's most famous river, The River Murray. Accommodating only 36 passengers in deluxe river view cabins, the boat provides a unique nature based experience with a touch of luxury.

The vessel, originally designed by Mr Peter James, a Naval Architect was built in Berri, South Australia on the banks of the River Murray, by the Berri Ship building company in 1982. Purpose built with a shallow draft, allowing the vessel to safely navigate shallow sections of the river. The original style of the vessel was taken from the Mississippi river cruisers.

The first cruise was in August 1982 from Murray Bridge in South Australia. The proprietors have owned & operated the vessel since it was built and has been refurbished on a periodical basis since 1982. The vessel produces its own power from onboard generators and wastewater is stored onboard then removed when in port in accordance with environmental guidelines.

Cruises

The Proud Mary sets off for the following cruises:

2 Night Discovery Cruise Departs every Fri 8:00pm returns Sun 4:30pm
5 Night Wildlife Cruise Departs every Sun 8:00pm returns Fri 4:00pm

Deck Plan and Cabin Layout

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The following information is required at check-in: - Photo identification for each passenger (drivers license or passport) - Your cruise confirmation number (located on your e-ticket) - Your credit card (as security against your onboard Cabin account)
Once we leave the wharf these ships cannot obtain additional supplies or medicines. Special requests or dietary requirements must be advised to your booking agent as early as possible. Upon boarding please consult with your Cruise Director. Please also ensure you bring any prescription medication you may need.
The Proud Mary pick up bus can only be boarded from the Central Bus Station in Adelaide and not at individual hotels.
You may want to order a cake, champagne or make some other celebratory arrangement for that special occasion. Please give two weeks notice before sailing.
Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins, so you would be advised not to over pack. All bags must be clearly labelled with your name and cabin number. Bags have to be handled by crew and we would appreciate a weight limit of 20kg.
During the day, sportswear and casual clothes are suggested. We kindly ask that you do not wear bathing suits, singlets or brief attire in public rooms and lounges, especially in the Dining Room. Footwear is requested in both the Dining Room and Lounges. During the evening smart casual wear is recommended - an open neck shirt and slacks for gentlemen and a dress, skirt and blouse or pants outfit for the ladies. At the Captains Dinner on the final night of the cruise, a jacket and tie would not be out of place for gentlemen and a cocktail dress or pants outfit for the ladies. Be sure to bring a sun visor or hat, sunglasses (Polaroid) and good sun blocks. Sandals, low-heeled deck shoes and tennis shoes are most suitable on deck and for shore excursions.
The ships electricity is AC 240 volts 50 cycle (standard electrical power used in Australia). You are welcome to bring your own shavers and hairdryers.
Smoking is permitted on the outside decks only. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers please refrain from smoking pipes and cigars. Cigarettes are not sold onboard.
Rain or shine, waters on the Murray always make for smooth sailing. As a guide, expected seasonal temperatures range from 16-35 degrees Celsius during summer and 6-17 degrees Celsius during winter.
For your convenience valuables may be lodged with the Captain for safe keeping in the Captain's safe. The company accepts no liability.
Yes. If you wish to swim in the river please seek advise from one of our deck staff as to the easiest and safest method of doing so.
The passenger warrants that they are physically fit and capable of undertaking the cruise. A certificate of fitness of travel by your doctor is required for passengers over 75 years of age and/or passengers with limited mobility.
The ships crews do not include a doctor, however the ship's Officers are trained in First Aid. There is no pharmacy onboard. Please ensure you bring adequate prescription medicines you may require.
For the cruises on the Proud Mary, this boat has no lift and all passengers will need to be able to manage stairs.
We had a great time on our Murray River Cruise everything was very satisfactory,comfortable warm cabin, good food, friendly staff and interesting excursions.
Some friends are already thinking of doing a similar trip on our recommendation.

Regards,
Lois September 2017
I just wanted to say how much Alan and I enjoyed our recent cruise and KI tour. The views were fantastic, the staff excellent and a great variety of activities were available. Our thanks to all involved.

It was a great opportunity to enjoy time with 4 other members of our family who we dont see as much anymore. We had a ball.

Thank you
Lyn and Alan September 2017
My Mum and I both loved the tour. The cabins were clean and comfortable. It was warm wherever we went on the boat. The staff were wonderful and the food delicious. I really couldn't fault it. The tours were also very interesting.
II hope we can come back another day.

Thank you
Julie September 2017
We both enjoyed our Murray River Cruise. The crew from the Captain down were fantastic and good company to be with. The entertainment we had in the Shearing Shed with a terrific host & hostess was really great followed up by the barbecue afterwards to finish the night was, we think, the highlights of the trip. Over all the from the Drivers involved in the transfers from Adelaide to Mannum & return to the whole crew on the Murray Princess - all contributed make a wonderful holiday for us.
Thanks for a great time,
Regards, Cynthia & Jim. August 2017
I want to say how much my friend and I enjoyed our trip in April - Sylvia said it was the best holiday she'd ever had, and for me it was of equal enjoyment to a week in the Swiss Alps some years ago.

Our cabin was marvellous - being wheelchair accessible, it was twice as large as the normal cabins, had 2 armchairs and so was much more comfortable. And its location was also easy to get to.

So, thank you all for arranging for us to have such a wonderful time.
Jann & Sylvia August 2017
We had a great time on our Murray River Cruise – everything was very satisfactory,comfortable warm cabin, good food, friendly staff and interesting excursions.
Some friends are already thinking of doing a similar trip on our recommendation.
Regards,
Lois July 2017
My Mum and I both loved the tour. The cabins were clean and comfortable. It was warm wherever we went on the boat. The staff were wonderful and the food delicious. I really couldn't fault it. The tours were also very interesting.
II hope we can come back another day.
Thank you
Julie July 2017
One of the nicest holidays I have had in my 87 years. I have not done a trip completely by myself previously, however, I enjoyed the Murray Princess even more, the quietness of the river (I fell in love with the Murray), the smaller passenger list, the beautiful ship with it's wooden steering wheel, the large paddle wheel aft, the comfortable lounges, the bar, the professionalism (is that a word?) at all levels of staffing, including the office. What more can I say! 11 out of 10 - Thank you. I am hoping to do this again next year.
Thelma June 2017
We had the best time on our Murray River Cruise. It started very favourably, as our accommodation was upgraded and that made all the difference for us. To wake up in the middle of the night and count the pelicans floating outside on the river was magic (best count, 39 pelicans). The boat was lovely, very comfortable and in very good condition - all the paintwork, glass and brass gleaming. The young, energetic and enthusiastic staff were excellent, and the food, service and facilities all wonderful. The extra activities, tours and stops along the river were very well organised and were well attended - wine tastings, visit to the Banrock Station Winery, walks in the small river towns with their local displays and small museums really gave us a taste of river life of long ago. Sitting and watching the wonderful cliffs, scenery, river gums and bird life made for such a relaxing time as we cruised along. Meeting and talking with lots of people from all round Australia was very interesting - everyone had their story.
From our point of view, the cruise had 73 passengers, which was very good and made it easy to mix with lots of people, yet have plenty of room to move round and sit etc. We had a very enjoyable and truly memorable trip. As sisters, we shared a lot of laughs, drank lots of pre-dinner cocktails and had a great time. We would highly recommend the cruise.
All emails, phone calls and booking services were very well handled, with plenty of information and answers to our questions.
Many thanks
Pauline & Diane June 2017
We did enjoy our cruise, thank you. The food was very good and plenty of choice, the staff and crew were so accommodating, happy and helpful as was the music provided by Bill.
I must also mention our tireless Cruise Director, who managed to get us all organised and on time to our various stopovers and activities, always with a smile.🙂
The cruises offered in the smaller boats were informative and very up close to the cliffs, birds and flora which was wonderful.....great photo opportunities.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed our trip up the beautiful Murray and met some lovely people along the way.
A very big THANK YOU to all the staff and crew who worked tirelessly to provide and cater to all our needs and wants and make everything run smoothly and efficiently......they are all amazing!!
Happy cruising.

Lynne May 2017
We had a lovely time on the Murray River. It was all we could have expected, and we felt the whole package was very well organised. The boat was very comfortable and all the meals on board were excellent. We had paid a little extra for a double/queen cabin which we felt was worthwhile as it did give us a lot of extra room in our cabin.
We also did the 2 day Kangaroo Island option and felt this was very good, busy to make the best use of the time but, apart from the cold wind at times, most enjoyable.
Thanks again,
Ed and Faye May 2017
WE HAD A BALL!!Our cruise for the four days prior to Easter was a very enjoyable one for us. We loved the scenery, the service, the meals, the crew, the décor, the atmosphere on the ship and everything about the trip. We honestly can’t think of anything that could be changed in terms of improvement simply because you all do such a great job and make the happy time for guests a priority.
Some of our highlights – it’s sometimes the little things
For me one of the highlights is the fact that with all the modern technology that we have at our disposal in this day and age …. We spend the nights tied up to a tree I LOVE THAT.
My husband loved the lock and particularly watching the funnels being wound down and back up again to get under the bridge. I could have watched the wheel and the wash for hours.
THE HORN IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!
Joy Rides … with the specific aim of making very sure that we all got thoroughly wet  They were great fun and we loved it.
Car parking for the duration of our cruise is very efficient, and we were greeted by staff as soon as we approached the ship to have all of our luggage taken off our hands and delivered straight to our room. We felt very welcome immediately.
Thanks for a great time.
Chris and Helen April 2017
Thankyou I enjoyed the Murray River Cruise. I was there for the scenery and thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole trip is professional from start to finish.
The booking was easy for me when I phoned I received good service.
Thankyou
Silvana April 2017
I just wanted to say how much Alan and I enjoyed our recent cruise and KI tour. The views were fantastic, the staff excellent and a great variety of activities were available. Our thanks to all involved.

It was a great opportunity to enjoy time with 4 other members of our family who we don’t see as much anymore. We had a ball.
Thank you
Lyn and Alan March 2017
Enjoyed the cruise very much and booking process went super smoothly.
Regards,
Marj March 2017
Had a great time, met a lot of nice people. Food was good and the entertainment was nice. The young crew were wonderful nothing was too much for them.
Cheers Sandra February 2017
Well did we have a good time yep yep we did. Your staff are fantastic. The entertainment their entertainment was great. All entertainment was great. The on shore entertainment was memorable. Thank you for making our triple 70 birthday enjoyable. I would recommend this experience to everyone I know. Thank you
Regards Faye February 2017
To start with, we loved the cruise. So much so that we are returning with relatives in July. We loved the gentle cruising, the weather perfect, the excellent staff, the perfect condition of the Murray Princess, the huge amount of quality food provided. The last evening seafood buffet was spectacular. And we enjoyed out two Captains Nick and Ray, with trainee Graeme.
Regards John February 2017
Geoff and I had an absolutely lovely time on the Murray River cruise. We particularly enjoyed all the activities both on and off the Murray Princess. The service provided by the young and friendly crew was outstanding, the dining was excellent and we loved meeting fellow passengers from all parts of Australia and overseas. We are looking to rebook for the special Upper Murraylands cruise that will be starting from April as we enjoyed ourselves that much. We have recommend the trip to our neighbours who have booked to cruise next month.

Regards
Helen & Geoff January 2017
I enjoyed my short trip with Murray River cruises. The crew was friendly, very helpful ( especially with specific dietary requirements), the food tasty, varied and well presented. My cabin was always clean and well presented. My thanks go to them all, Regards Carolyn January 2017
We had a wonderful trip. My wife took 2,500 that’s correct 2,500 photos, just proves she a keen photographer!! and the scenery was stunning.
We enjoyed our River Cruise. Our Cabin was great. The Staff were excellent. The Captain Superb. The Cruise “director” Kevin was on the ball and was held in high esteem. I appreciated his presence at all times and his daily summaries were very well presented.
The River was in an excellent condition with the flow from recent rains.
Best Regards
Paul November 2016
We were extremely pleased with all aspects of the cruise. Good weather does make quite a difference.
The personal approach of the crew, especially Dianne is to be recommended. We all appreciated being hosted by the Captain and Engineer on the last evening for the Captain\'s dinner. The Chef and his offsider did an excellent job. Overall, we were very satisfied with all aspects of the cruise. My sister in law is a vegetarian and her meals were excellent and in some cases made especially when the menu was not appropriate.
Regards Adrian & Jill October 2016
We had a lovely trip which was well organised by your company. The staff on board the boat were so nice and friendly and could not have been more helpful. Lots of information of what was happening during the day was in a nightly flyer delivered the night before as well as announced during the day. Help was given to those needing any assistance weather it was with food, or on shore activities. The photo opportunities were endless. Thanks for ticketing it all and making our holiday a memorable experience.
Regards Christine and Patsy. October 2016
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the Murray River recently. We found it all we had hoped for and more. It was very relaxing at times (when we weren’t out walking to see and find out all we could about the areas visited.) We particularly enjoyed the visit with the Aboriginal people at Ngaur Ngaur . They were a real credit to their people. The visit to the woolshed was a lot of fun too. I heard someone say “this hasn’t been a holiday, it has been exhausting doing so much”. I don’t agree. We enjoyed our holiday and feel there was a good balance of activity, fun and rest. Well done by your organisation.
Many thanks,
Allison and Mel October 2016
We booked our tour online which included a 3 night cruise on the Murray River and a 2 day tour of Kangaroo Island, staying 1 night on the island and 1 night in Adelaide either side of this.
Booking online was very easy and the whole trip went very smoothly. Transport, accommodation & most meals are all covered.
The bus trip to the Murray river is approx. 1 & 1/2 hours however it\'s a comfortable trip.
It is a smaller vessel which we enjoyed as we like getting to know other people. All food is included & it\'s really good.
Early start for Kangaroo Island departing on the bus at 6.30am. Approx. 1&1/2 hour bus trip. 45 min ferry trip. Bus waiting and ready for our full day tour. Wildlife was great. We were able to get up close to seals & birds, hand-fed kangaroos & patted koalas. Lunch also included. Motel was big & modern.
Another full day tour though more scenic but still great. Due to the full day the return trip to Adelaide is late arriving at 10.30pm. No complaints from us as the bus tour is worth it.
Overall we had an excellent trip!
Regards
Grace September 2016
Good afternoon Brigit, Mel, Tammy & all the Murray River Cruise Team,
I’d just like to thank you all on behalf of my wife Judy & I for a very enjoyable holiday.
All of the bookings on the Murray River, the hotel in Adelaide & the overnight Kangaroo Island tour all went without a single hitch. We cannot praise everyone involved highly enough for what turned out to be a very relaxing (well, some of the time at least) & enjoyable holiday. We saw a lot & learnt a lot & enjoyed every minute of it! We could not fault the service of your team or any of the personnel involved during our holiday.
We’ll have no hesitation in recommending Murray River Cruises to our friends & hope to come back to you again sometime to organise another holiday for us.
Congratulations & thanks again to all on a job well done - keep up the great work!
Best wishes to all,
Allen September 2016
We enjoyed everything about the cruise. The food was magic, the staff wonderful, and we wouldn\'t change a thing. Thank you for a very enjoyable break. We will be recommending this trip to everyone.
Cheers Maureen August 2016
We had a wonderful time, and although perhaps it was the wrong time of the year ( a bit cold at times ) the scenery and just being on the river was a great experience.

Accommodation and service was excellent and the meals , well, they were something again particularly the Captains Dinner simply delicious.

Best regards and many thanks to the Captain and all the crew.

Glenys and Fred August 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night cruise on the Murray River and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. The lovely modern cabins were a nice surprise. July 2016
We really enjoyed our trip,booking process was more than adequate, staff and food on tour were excellent and the bus transfers at hotels and to Kangaroo Island went off without a hitch.
I would certainly recommend this trip to others. July 2016
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The cruise was great. Beyond expectations. The vessel was clean, captain and crew fantastic, the short shore tours were very good and the food was great.
We have 14 days in SA and the Murray River cruise was the stand out highlight.
Bill June 2016
My parents enjoyed a wonderful holiday. They have not stopped talking about their trip so thank you very much for making an elderley couple so happy!
Regards
Mike June 2016
We enjoyed our cruise very much. The boat itself is lovely. The cabins are small but beautifully appointed. The food was absolutely superb!!!
We enjoyed the entertainment and we also enjoyed the on-shore excursions. We have been telling all our friends and relatives how lovely it all was and how well we were looked after by all the staff. May 2016
We were very happy with every aspect of our 5 Night Wildlife Cruise on the Proud Mary – everything was just great – weather, company, staff, food (Jack is a great chef, it was all tasty but not over the top, and plenty of everything, without encouraging people to be gluttons), the cabin compact but very comfortable, daily trips ashore had plenty of interesting variety, Murray River so very interesting. So glad we took the cruise. May 2016
My wife and I have just returned from a holiday in Australia which included the 4 Night Murray River Cruise. Just to let you know that we greatly enjoyed it and to thank you for arranging the bottle of sparkling wine in our cabin and in generally handling our booking. Job well done ! March 2016
Our Murray River Cruise was one of the best break-aways we have had. It was totally above our expectations and an eye-opener regarding the river cruising itself, and the staff and accommodation on the boat was wonderful. There was nothing too difficult for any of the crew members to carry out, even when the request was out of their domain. Your crew appear to enjoy the time onboard as much as the guests.

We would like to mention that we feel it was a lovely, big slice of pure Australia and, if Aussies haven’t done it yet, what’s keeping them? They need to go and visit their very own icon - the Murray River - and do it the way the early Australians did it.

Thank you for a great time,
Ted & Barbara February 2016
We just loved our little holiday on the Murray River. The best thing was the cliffs at sunset and the bird life on the river. We met some lovely people and enjoyed all the activities.
I would recommend it to all our friends. February 2016
To say we enjoyed the cruise and that it was the highlight of our vacation would be a massive understatement. Everything about it was, in today’s parlance, awesome.

From the moment we were picked up at the Grosvenor to the time we were dropped off at the end of the Kangaroo Island leg every staff person who touched our lives contributed to making the whole experience a total delight. Every member of the team from the Captain to the baggage handlers was friendly, efficient and effective. The cabin was small but comfortable, the food was excellent, the entertainment was fun and the organisation and service exemplary.

So a hearty thanks to the entire team involved in the enterprise from the moment of first contact to the last goodbye. It is an item now ticked off our Bucket List and one we will remember with fondness for the rest of our days.

Kind Regards

Derek & Brenda January 2016
What can I say !! We just LOVED it !! The staff and crew went out of their way to help - nothing was a problem.
The fun times we had on the ship were great - the Crew Bush Band for instance - and the Murray River Races. Just hilarious.
Can\'t praise the crew enough - and Chef produced the BEST meals. What a gem !
Thanks for all your help over the bookings etc.
It was over too soon - but a great way to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary. It was all just wonderful - except the heat !!! Can\'t blame you for that !
With all good wishes,
ANNE January 2016
Hi
We are recommending the cruise to all who will listen here at home. Our theme is if you want a very relaxing different holiday this is it. Being an old Murrumbidgee boy it was like a return to my youth just drifting along similar familiar waters . Crew, food, accommodation great and the side trips wonderful. I have included one photo of Betty winning the Melbourne Cup, I picked up $40 on her. Thanks for a great experience.

Tom and Betty January 2016
Hi

We had a wonderful time on the Murray River we enjoyed every thing company was great /meals were great/staff were great/ sites were great/

What more can we ask for//// But the weather was very hot and air cond was not working to good but believe its being repair just bad timing

Coffee at all times was great I loved that with every thing

Will recomened it to everyone December 2015
This was a really positive Aussie experience. The crew were friendly and informative, their service was excellent. The food was well varied and catered well for individual needs, the rooms were very comfortable, considering the 40 plus temperatures, and clean. The excursions were well planned and interesting and the entertainment was really enjoyed.
Overall we had a very rewarding time. On reflection I admit that being a party of three made it difficult to circulate in the dining room as the other guests formed mainly couples. On a longer trip with only 31 guests the opportunity to mingle would have been overcome.
I would certainly recommend this experience to friends and family. December 2015
Hi, Tammy,

Paul and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and had the time of our lives. The crew were all fantastic, but I think that the Cruise Director deserves a special mention. We had been told that he was in his first week as Cruise Director and we have to tell you that he handled the job as if he had been born to it! He remembered names (even if you had forgotten your name badge), dietary needs and special events such as birthdays, anniversaries etc., plus he encouraged the passengers to get up and have a go. But, he was not alone in the friendly and professional way all the crew went about their jobs.

Paul & I participated in all but one shore excursion (nocturnal tour) and found them to be an enjoyable and diverse range of Australiana. We both (at 68 & 69) managed to reach the top of the steps at Ngaut Ngaut in temperatures above 30 C.

We also enjoyed the Bush Tucker breakfast onshore - well worth the additional cost.

I had initially tried to book our 7 nights beginning Fri. 29/1/16 but was told the full 7 days was not available from that date, so started our cruise Mon. 25/1/16 instead. My initial disappointment that we had to change our dates soon turned to gratitude, as we were then on board for Australia Day.

I think that this year was the BEST Australia Day I can remember. The number of people either picnicing, camping, in Holiday homes, or on boats and houseboats was amazing, plus the atmosphere both on board and onshore was \"electric\". Aussie flags were being waved and greetings shouted over the water - in both directions. The crew also got into the spirit of the day, decorating the dining room (Mess) and themselves in Australiana.

With our thanks for a very enjoyable week cruising on the Murray,
Regards,
Eileen December 2015
Hi Tammy,

My Aunty who is 83 and myself had an amazing time. I wouldn’t change anything. The service, food and entertainment was first class. I have travelled on Cruise ships on the ocean and would prefer to take a trip on your boat once a year. It’s more relaxed as there are only 100 120 people on board. New Years Eve Captain’s Party was the highlight. I Have posted some pics for you. Once again thankyou very much

Cheers Sonya November 2015
Hello Tammy

Everything was fine with the booking and the cruise was excellent as it was the last time I went on it. The staff really go out of their way to make everything run smoothly and all the trips ashore were interesting and easy to do with options.

Best Regards
Moira November 2015
I\'m already recommending this cruise to Kiwi friends - I love boats and this adventure was a ripper. Many of the people in our team were repeats, some of them multiple repeats.

The crew was excellent, the skipper became one of us.

The boat was in lovely condition and I appreciated the ongoing maintenance work. Part of the maintenance will be on the toilet seat of Cabin 13 - I\'m afraid it fell to pieces on our last day. Shane reckoned the shower was great, but this grizzling Kiwi claimed it needed adjustment so the water stays in the shower booth. Still, it gave me something to grizzle about, and what\'s a dog without fleas?

Frankly, for one from Hamilton, New Zealand, with a lovely river cutting through our city, the Murray River was a bit of a disappointment perhaps (but that\'s not your fault, blame it on our beautiful Waikato River). If there were crocs below in the Murray we\'d never see them. You\'ve made the most of the muddy Murray and the cruise programme could not be faulted.

Highlights for me included the people (including crew) I met. Our table of six was a great team, tremendous fun! A laugh a minute!

The excursion in the small boat was excellent and the chap running it certainly knew his business and was packed full of information on the birdlife.

My legs weren\'t up to the bush walk, and I was pleased to have passed it up when I saw the exhausted state of the returning adventurers.

Multi-cheers for the barbecue! It was the best I\'ve EVER attended. The entertainer was superb, and I persuaded a lovely young woman sitting next to me to join me in a dance. What a joy - I\'ve not danced in years! The cruise inspired me.

Did I mention the food? No, I\'ve left it to last: The catering was fantastic. In two nights and three days I gained 2kg. If we\'d been tied up for those three days the food would have been worth the dollars the cruise cost. Breakfasts were amazing (chain those chefs up and don\'t ever let them go.) Three times a day we were fed like baconers being prepared for market. My son Shane, a hearty glutton, ate more than me. You should have charged him more.

As Kiwis (Shane and his family are transplants to Oz and have dual nationality) we felt completely at home. I\'ve \"jumped the ditch\" a number of times before, but this trip emphasised to me just how closely Aussies and Kiwis bind.

ONE WORD SUMMATION: FANTASTIC!


Roy Burke November 2015
Hi

It was a fun cruise and I enjoyed every part. The crew were efficiently brilliant without exception, the food was fabulous, the table no 1 was delightful, Alex was a divine pianist to be kept at all costs, communication between crew and passengers was clear and complete, Captain James, Mick and Warren were great etc and so on. When there was a serious medical situation with Ray, Ray and Maureen were cared for in a gentle and efficient way. Maureen hugely appreciated Mick delivering her luggage personally to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

I will recommend the cruise with enthusiasm.

Thanks - Jennifer November 2015
Dear Tammy,
I have done a lot of travelling but quite frankly, the Murray cruise was
one of the most enjoyable things both myself and 5 traveling companions
have ever done! Simple, laid back, relaxing, all that was promised came about.
Improvements?? Nahh it’s pretty much perfect!
Kind regards
Les Prescott October 2015
Hello Tammy
We had a wonderful trip on the Murray River. We just enjoyed it so much, everything about it was great and memorable. Food was amazing and beyond expectation. The crew were lovely looked after us with just the right amount of caring that made us feel welcomed.

We then stayed in Adelaide for 5 days which we also enjoyed and then went on our next trip which faded in comparison to the Murray River cruise. I am telling all my friends they must definitely do the Murray River cruise, it will go down as one of the best few days we have spent, it was as if we were in another world. We will be back!!

Thank you and thanks to the crew.

Regards

Helen October 2015
We had a good holiday. I want to thank your team for organising our trip and accommodation. Everything went very smoothly. We really liked the country and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of wildlife we saw. Thank you again and we will definitely cruise again. September 2015
Hello Brigit,

Just got off the boat!

Thank you for the cabin choice......18..........Quiet, and comfy.

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Will do it again!

Thanks, Chris and Pauline Colton. September 2015
Thank you. It was great and we really enjoyed it, staff were excellent, the shearing shed trip was great. Sorry, I took no photos.

My only suggestion is that the wi-fi wasn\'t all that easy to access on an oldish computer. I don\'t know why.

Grace September 2015
Hi Mel,

Just to let you know we all had a great time. It was a very successful holiday. Mum managed all the activities, which was good (and she was proud of her efforts). Very central location and good service.

Thanks for all your help in organising our holiday.

Wendy August 2015
Hi Tammy
Yes I had a lovely cruise thank you. Your staff go out of their way to make things easy and hassle free. They catered for my food intolerances and I was surprised by the variety of food.

I think that next time I will extend the cruise to the 5 day option as I had just started to get into the routine when it ended. Thank you and I hope to cruise again next year.

Regards
Barb August 2015
Thank you for your email and a big thank you for organising our 7 day cruise. Our family had a wonderful time together celebrating my fathers birthday. The crew was fabulous, food good and the scenery was great. We would recommend family celebrations as we were all together experiencing something exciting and new! July 2015
Thank you for your email – Yes we really enjoyed our Murray River Cruise – The Crew were fantastic and the food and service was wonderful. Our cabins were great too – much more roomer that I expected. It was a very relaxing and fun weekend we also enjoyed meeting all the other passengers.

Thank you for showing us a lovely time.

Regards

Sue June 2015
Yes we loved our cruise. My wife and I had a lovely time and we enjoyed the company of your crew and the other passengers. We have made some lovely friends. Your booking staff were very helpful especially with parking of our caravan and car. June 2015
Yes we spent 41 days in Aussie and the three day cruise was a highlight of our trip. Would like to thank all of your staff and we will recommend taking the cruise with you to our friends intact some friends from Hamilton are very interested and we will recommend the cruise to them May 2015
We had a most enjoyable time on our cruise and I have fallen completely in love at the sight of the pelicans waiting at the lock for it to open and release so much extra fish. I did not realise there was so much diverse beauty in the region. The staff were fantastic and the food was amazing.
Thank you to all
Trish April 2015
Hi All,
I just want to thank you all for a marvellous holiday that my husband and I had just recently on board the Murray Princess, followed by 2 day KI trip. (Ref 2HNM99).
This was a surprise trip for hubby\'s 60th birthday. He knew his destination was Adelaide, but knew nothing else. The highlight of our 2 weeks total was the Murray River Cruise.
We were looked after splendidly the whole time. I found all your staff were efficient, friendly and very good at their jobs.
All the booking processes were so easy (thank you Mel), and all the arrangements on board ran just like clockwork.
Thank you for the surprise bottle of champagne in our cabin on arrival.....that was awesome!
Again many thanks for everything.
We would love to repeat the experience at some stage, only longer this time!
Yours in appreciation,
Anne Shirtliff (NZ) March 2015
Dear Andrew,

Thanks for your email.

We very much enjoyed the experience of our cruise and were happy with all the service from Murray River Cruises. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and we would thoroughly recommend the cruise to friends interested in the area.

Of particular interest were the excursions ashore and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal reserve and hearing the stories told.

Lorraine Best March 2015
Dear Tammy

I had a great time on the Murray Princess.
The breakfasts were superb
The captain and Crew were friendly
I will be making a return trip next year (In warmer weather)
The shop could have had a bigger variety of goods and souvenirs I thought.
The furniture on board was first class
I particularly enjoyed Alex entertaining us at mealtimes and in the evening.
I was very pleased that the crew were not hidden away, and were seen around the vessel during their free time.

The cruise was first class and I will be back next year.

Many thanks

Wendy Grant February 2015
To Mel Davies
I am writing on behalf of my wife [Shirley] and myself to complement
Captain Cook Cruises and the crew of the Murray Princess on the week
of the 30/1/15. The cruise was the end of a bucket list that we have been
working through for the last 20 years. It did not disappoint us in any way
but surpassed our expectations.Starting off with an upgrade to a state
room was fantastic,the welcome aboard was warming and great. The crew
were very good at looking after you through out the whole cruise all the way
from you at the reservations, captain James down to the deck hands and the
chefs and cooks behind the scenes. The cruise was very relaxing yet the crew
had entertainment and nature walks etc going on for you to enjoy if you wish.
the food was great and very well presented [ put on a few pounds ].
All in all the cruise and crew could not be faulted.
We would and have recommended this cruise to anyone.

Yours sincerely
Gary & Shirley Stratton
New Zealand. January 2015
Andrew,
I was very impressed with the service I was given after booking online for your cruise. When confirming our cruise, the lady to whom I spoke made me feel really happy about my choice of holiday. From the moment we boarded the bus in Adelaide until we arrived back in Adelaide, we were looked after by friendly,caring crew, who made our weekend one to remember.
Thank you,
Moya Rabbitt January 2015
Good morning,
David and I have returned from our 4day/5night cruise on the Murray Princess. We had a great time, food good, company good, staff very pleasant, scenery interesting.
We were happy with the activities provided but best of all we really enjoyed having a State Cabin.
We are happy to encourage others to travel this way for a very relaxing holiday. Many of our friends have travelled on the Murray Princess in social groups, with positive reports.
Keep up the good work!
Margaret McKittrick. December 2014
Have just returned from a four night Heritage cruise on PS Murray Princess.
Fabulous time. Best cruise ever. Loved everything about it. Praise to ALL the wonderful crew. Meals fantastic. Will recommend to friends and family. November 2014
We have just returned home from our trip.
We wanted to say how much we enjoyed the cruise. The staff were wonderful and went above and beyond to help us enjoy ourselves.
We are thoroughly recommending this to all our friends.
Thanks again a great cruise. October 2014
Hi Andrew

We had a lovely cruise on the Proud Mary thank you! Good scenery, great food, lovely cabin, good commentary, and we have happy memories of a wonderful few days.

Kind regards,
Aynsley and Roger October 2014
Hi Andrew,

We had a great time on the cruise, loved the relaxation, the scenery, the bird life on the river, the excursions, the food and the company of the other passengers and crew. The service was good.

hopefully one day we will get to do another of the cruises.

Thank you

Anthea October 2014
We have just come back today from our holiday. First of all thank you for the wonderful time we had on the 3 day Cruise. We just loved it. We got upgraded, which was a wonderful surprise and treat. A relaxing time to not even have to think what to have for meals for a few days. You never felt you were moving until you looked out the window. It was wonderful. Loved every minute of it. The four day trip would have been great, but we had to move on and see other parts of S.A before heading to Melbourne to catch up with family.
The Cabin was great
The Food was great
The service was great
Entertainment and attention to detail was also good.
Weather and scenery wonderful.
People were nice – Thank you
We would recommend this to others for sure.
Now to download all my photos.
Thank you for taking the time to be in touch a few times before we left.
Regards
John and Lyn September 2014
We loved our Murray river cruise and will be recommending it to our friends.
Every aspect of the cruise was excellent and we had so much fun along with our group of NZ friends.

Jocelyn September 2014
Thankyou, enjoyed the trip very much. Very friendly crew. Lovely food. Good off ship excursions.

I will be recommending the trip to my friends.

Yours Pam September 2014
Yes, thank you, we had a great time on \"Proud Mary\". The crew really went the extra mile and the food was terrific. We soon had some group running gags going, and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. Since all your crew did such a great job, it\'s hard to single out anyone.

We also enjoyed the side trips on the coach very much - Michael is a really personable type of guy and, like the boat crew, put us all at ease and gave us great insights into the district, the history, the people and the way of life.

My wife is disabled, which presents special problems - but all your crew (and Michael) made it especially easy for her to enjoy every aspect of the trip.

We shall thoroughly recommend the tour to our friends.

Sincerely,

Mike September 2014
Yes…we had a great trip…the only issues were the steep stairs for my Mother.
Excellent service from the staff at all times.
Thank you,
Susan September 2014
We enjoyed the cruise. Thankyou. September 2014
Hello

Yes we did enjoy the cruise that we selected and found the staff we all very wonderful and made our trip very enjoyable. The food was excellent.

Thank you
Bev and Wayne September 2014
Hello,
Thought the whole experience totally excellent.
Learnt such a lot ,enjoyed the staff and great food and
Had lots of fun
Thanks Raf. September 2014
Hi,
We had a most enjoyable cruise on the Murray River.
The staff were wonderful and made for a very interesting and fun week.
Angela is a star, you are very lucky to have such a competent and hard working person on your team.
Best regards
Michael. September 2014
Hi

We had a fantastic time on board the Murray River Princess. The food was great, the crew were superb and we just had an awesome time

Kind Regards

Monty September 2014
Thanks for your email. We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Proud Mary. To summarise, we felt that the itinerary was varied, well balanced and enjoyable and the meals were excellent throughout.
Regards
Rod and Jenny September 2014
Hi,

We brought a party of fourteen (including ourselves) on the cruise departing Sunday 14 September and a really good time was had by everybody. The wide range of activities each day was marvellous, and the menu was a delight.

The ensuing cruise/excursions were, thankfully, terrific! Angela and Cam and Michael especially made it a really worthwhile experience overall for everybody in our group.

Regards,
Rhonda September 2014
We did have a great cruise and would recommend it to anybody visiting Australia,

regards

Peter and Jenny August 2014
Yes we had a really lovely cruise, and we were more than happy with everything. The meal, the crew and of course the sights were all great.

Regards, George & Anne August 2014
Dear Andrew,
Thank you for your email and the opportunity to tell you that we both enjoyed our cruise on the Murray immensely.
The vessel,weather and service was first rate and we will be telling all our friends what a marvelous time they can have with your cruises.
Once again thank you so much for a wonderful experience.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

Kind Regards
Greg & Sandra August 2014
Yes and yes! August 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff were superb and could not have been more helpful and friendly.

Kind regards
Jo August 2014
Hi,

Other than the delay with the bus not on time

We had a great time, Food & service was great, Cam looked after us well.

Your itinerary was very relaxing with just enough excursions to keep us interested

Thoroughly recommend your tour to anyone as we too were told of your tour by friends who also have been on the Boat.

All the best in the future & hope you keep on CRUISING. & keep up the good work.

Regards

Graham August 2014
We had a wonderful time and would recommend the cruise. Service was great and cannot fault one thing.

Kind regards
Jenny August 2014
Hi,

My mother and I enjoyed the cruise. The staff were excellent and very friendly.

My mother, who is 83, wanted to go again as soon as we got off of the boat. Everyone was so kind to her, especially Dafyd, who she wanted to adopt.

We hope to be travelling with you again in the future.

Yours

Carol August 2014
Thank you for your email regarding our trip on the Murray River, it was one of the best holidays we have had.
We could not complain about a thing only thing is put on a bit of weight.
The Crew (all of them) were absolutely fantastic you would not find better people anywhere from all over the state.
The Captain was a great bloke and of course all the others.
The food out of this world (wow)
Paul the entertainer he was great, I have never laughed so much in my life leaving me with a sore stomach and jaws,
All in all it was great and also met some lovely people.
Save up my pennies for another trip.
Thanks again.
(ps) Say thanks to Mel for all the great help she gave us girls like Mel are hard to find.
From Pam and John.
Have a good day. August 2014
Yes. We had a great time and enjoyed the cruise very much

Thanks

Daniel August 2014
Hello,

Thank you for your email and enquiry regarding my recent Murray River cruise.

Yes, I did enjoy my time on board Murray Princess. In particular I felt the Captain and crew were friendly, helpful and most efficient. The coach tour of Barossa Valley was also a highlight and I commend the driver, Dennis and Coach Tour Captain, Kelly. They ensured we had a very enjoyable day.

My sincere thanks to all.
Ella August 2014
Hello,

We received you email asking us if we enjoyed the Murray River Cruise.
We enjoyed our 7 day cruise very much. The meals were very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful and there was plenty of entertainment if needed or room to relax if not.

As I said we could not fault the trip it was great.

Thankyou,
Ann. August 2014
Unfortunately sickness struck two of our party during the trip but otherwise the journey was most enjoyable. The Captain and his staff provided excellent service and were involved in a number of activities. It is difficult to fault any of the period on board and therefore we are unable to offer any suggestions for them to improve on what they offer. Great holiday.
Regards
Peter August 2014
We had a most relaxing few days on our cruise and fell in love with the river. My brother -in-law Lester has an amazing photo book-album of our trip.Thankyou and the 6 crew for a memorable holiday. June and Richard August 2014
Good afternoon, Lynnette here, Just want to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, it was everything I expected and more. Thankyou August 2014
Murray River Cruise,
We were delighted with our Murray River Cruise on the Murray Princess. The Paddle Steamer, the crew, the staff and the meals were excellent and we have recommended the experience to our friends. Thank you for a well-organised and thoroughly well-serviced tour.
Warwick and Pam August 2014
Hi

Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the cruise. Awesome scenery, fantastic birdlife, great shore tours, helpful and informative crew and magnificent meals all helped to make it a memorable trip. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family, and in fact have already done so. Thanks again

Lester and Elizabeth August 2014
YES! I did enjoy the Cruise very much.
I worked for P&O for 10 years (1960/70) & my job was “Social Hostess”. Back then we all did our bit to entertain the passengers & I found
myself doing the most unlikely things. Can Can, Hula, Bingo calling, endless Capt’s Cocktail Parties &D J’ing into the wee small hours
& escorting excursions whilst in port.
Now I would be called a Cruise Director & dealing with Las Vegas type shows & I would not have to wear the feathers! A changing scene indeed.
I know the amount of forward planning that goes into entertaining passengers with varied interests & sometimes mobility issues. The Cruise
Director did a great job.

I could not fault anything except for the fact that the Decks were clear at an extraordinarily early hour!

Your Crew were all very efficient & friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for them & they obviously enjoy their work. There were too many
to mention by name but they all went out of their way to make everyone feel at home. Gary your Barman needs a special mention!

The food was amazing & I am relieved that I did not book anymore than three nights as my appetite must have been enhanced by all the fresh air!!
My compliments to the Chef.

My Cabin was comfortable & oh the bliss of the Electric Blanket.
The Public Rooms were beautifully appointed with plenty of space.

Marvellous to be bussed from Adelaide to Mannum & back. Being a Solo Traveller I find the getting to & from places a bit of a hassle but no problems
this time. I felt very spoilt by the attention.

One friend asked if I was l subjected to “the usual nutter” I tend to attract when I travel, & I replied that I think I was the nutter that others were wary of.
I met some wonderful people & was hardly ever left my own.

I would like to travel again on the Princess, hopefully in the warmer months.

My photos have been emailed around the world & very favourable comments have been returned.

I tend to go on a bit, as you now realize but I think you need get as much feed back as possible.

A fabulous experience!

Regards Glenys. July 2014
Dad had a wonderful time on the Proud Mary last week. He also said that putting him in Cabin number 13 to minimise the stairs was excellent. I just wanted to say thank you for suggesting this Cabin and for the lovely way that you helped with booking my Dad on this trip.
Kind Regards, Lola
p.s. – He says he will book and go again next year. July 2014
We had a lovely time on the Murray River Cruise. The service we received on board was excellent. Everyone on board had a great time.

Regards

Frances and Ken July 2014
Yes we did and we filled in the feedback card. We were in cabin 13.
We are informing our friends and relatives that they should give serious Consideration to a murray river cruise.
Kind regards. David and Rosemary July 2014
We had a wonderful time during the 4 night cruise on the PS Murray Princess. Everything was great, excellent food and service and beautiful scenery and excursions. We have already recommended the cruise to some of our friends who are very interested after hearing how wonderful it was.

Regards,
Birgit & Ben July 2014
Yes we had a great time really enjoyed it.
We enjoyed it so much we are looking at coming back the same time next year and doing the other cruise.
Thanks again for a great carefree weekend.

David July 2014
The cruise was a great experience,the crew were fantastic, the 2 chefs were the stand out of the whole trip, give them a pay increase.
Regards Brian & Heather July 2014
We enjoyed the cruise immensely - crew were excellent and made us feel most welcome.
We loved the Proud Mary! We also loved the idea of the Proud Mary coach trips - Michael was our driver and he was amazing. Great fun too.

Food was excellent. Cabin comfortable. A bit of a problem with water drainage from the handbasin, but we left a note about that.

Tables were cleared a bit too quickly - some folk still eating!! But we left a note about that too.

All in all - no complaints. Thoroughly enjoyed our time aboard and were very sorry to leave.

Thanks to all involved.
Marion and Peter July 2014
Yes we did enjoy our cruise. Your crew was terrific and courteous and meals were fantastic. We would consider travelling again and already recommending to friends

Regards
Keith & Di July 2014
We really enjoyed the cruise – all the staff very professional – impressed with the waiting staff and barmaid – food was great and on-shore activities excellent – overall a great experience.

Regards ... Peter & Trish July 2014
My Mother and I had a lovely time on the cruise. The food was absolutely marvelous, accommodation was good and all the tours etc. were very informative. The cliffs are magnificent along the Murray, more than I imagined. Thank you to the crew for making our holiday very memorable. All staff on board were wonderful and full credit to Murray River Cruises and the Proud Mary.

Sue July 2014
We really enjoyed the Murray River cruise in July, the crew on the boat were great, nothing was a bother, and they were
always pleasant. The scenery along the river was really
surprising to us and the bird life was great.
We received good service from you, thank you.
Heather and Ivan July 2014
Yes we certainly enjoyed the cruise
The food was fantastic and my gluten free and lactose free was catered for very well.
The entertainment was excellent, the music, activities etc, off boat activities too.
The staff fantastic.

Perhaps sometimes there wasn’t very much seating so you could sit and read, so we went back to our cabin.
Maybe a film or video could be arranged somewhere for people who don’t have reading or something to do.
Videos could be old westerns or something about the area even.

But our whole group enjoyed the trip.

Thank you
Irene July 2014
Thank you, yes I did enjoy the cruise and it was what I expected. the Crew and staff were very friendly and it was very relaxing despite the cold weather.
High light was the wine tasting and local produce tasting.
Thanks again,
Sue July 2014
We enjoyed our murray river cruise so much we could have turned around and done it all again
It was a lot of fun ,the crew ,food and company the boat all excellent.
We may do it again one day ,in the meantime lots of other trips to do
regards june and keith July 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your email. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights cruise, as a matter of fact it has been the best few days we have spent for quite a number of years. The food was out of this world and Paul was very entertaining. The excursions were also very enjoying particularly the nocturnal tour, woolshed show and bar b que. The staff in the dining room were excellent and very obliging and when we disembarked the organisation was top notch. The only little hitch was probably the attitude of Gary in the bar, at times as he made me feel that I was intruding when asking for service. It seems he is vey busy with paperwork at times.

Overall the experience was wonderful and I am boring my friends with how great it was.

Thank you

Robyn and Gloria June 2014
It was great thanks Gavan June 2014
YEP – ALL good.
Brendan June 2014
It was the first time we have done this sort of thing and we were really happy with the cruise -

1. The crew related really well to the passengers and were extremely helpful
2. The tours were great in their content, variety and spacing over the cruise. Our guide was really personable and knowledgeable.
3. The entertainment on the Wednesday night was great
4. The food was excellently prepared and not too much
5. The vessel, while not a paddle steamer, was ideally suited to the trip being not too big or too small. There were plenty of areas outside to watch the river go by and an adequate lounge area if you wanted to sit inside
6. The other passengers were fantastic to get along with- some of them were musicians and it was great to have live music going whilst cruising

We found the experience thoroughly enjoyable and would certainly recommend it to others

Nick and Marg June 2014
Hi from Phil & Vicki Rosevear,responding to your feedback question both Vicki and myself thoroughly enjoyed our River Murray Cruise aboard the Murray Princess,the staff were wonderful,the entertainment great,the meals fabulous and we will certainly be doing another trip early next year.Yours sincerely Phil & Vicki June 2014
Hi there,
We were the only kiwis on the cruise so disappointed that more of us haven\'t discovered the wonders of the Murray.
We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, the crew were hard working so much fun, the food saw us all waddle off the ship pounds heavier from when we boarded. Needless to say the Aussie passengers were very friendly and made the trip a very memorable one.
The wildlife aspect of the cruise was very good a highlight being the backwater journey with the botanist and the Aboriginal Archeological site. Wombats were my favourite night sortie creature.
We could not fault the cruise at all.
But failure of the wifi was the only small criticism.

Cheers for the contact.

Yvonne June 2014
We certainly nada lovely cruise on the Murray and the service was great! we are elderly couple and cannot complain the whole cruise which was great., and can recommend it to anyone aged or not it was a pleasant trip thank you for the cruise. Dorothy and Clem. June 2014
Hi
Yes we had a great time on the Murray Princess. Everything was really good-Staff, food,activities and our cabin. We have been recommending it to other people to try. We will be in Manum at the end of September and will call down to see the boat dock on the Friday morning.
Regards Alison June 2014
Hi

Yes we had a great couple of days, well organised, good variety of activities, good food and beverage and great company.

We also had great weather while on board, a great trip that IO will recommend to others

Many thanks and keep up good work.

Trevor and Helen
New Zealand June 2014
Thank you for the note re the cruise.
We answered it about one week after the cruise....we loved it !
Bill & Lyn June 2014
Hi

Oh my gosh we certainly did. The food was sensation and we just loved
Jack.
Tim told us all about the 5 day cruise and how wonderful it was.
We have already actually booked straight away and are all leaving on the 4th
January cruise. Cannot wait.

Our bus Driver was really great and informative. Loved the eco boat trip and saw heaps of Pelicans that I adore.

We met some lovely people.

We cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful time.

Thanks from us all. June 2014
Pleased to receive your communication regarding our recent cruise on the Murray Princess.
Did we enjoy the cruise? Does Donald Duck? Is a pig\'s bum pork? Say no more.

Sine and I both agree that the seven day cruise on the \"Princess\" was a 10+ experience and have,
without reservation, been happy to recommended this amazing journey to friends.

From the welcome on board, to the final night\'s seafood banquet, the whole seven days was
a joy to remember. We had the pleasure to meet fellow passengers who we\'re sure will remain
friends, became Trivia Quiz champions (have the Winners\' Official Certificate and Stubby Holder
to prove it), and on the Night Life onshore tour when carried an injured kangaroo back onshore on
our laps!!

So delighted were we with the cruise we tried to book the 7 day from Remark to Mannem
Christmas cruise immediately we returned home. Sadly, we were advised it was fully booked,
and we are now on a wait list hoping for a late cancellation.

We do sincerely hope we are able to find a place on the Christmas cruise, but if sadly we are
not successful we shall continue to recommend our friends to the Murray Priincess experience!

We shall look forward to our next cruise on the Princess .... hopefully from Rennmark at Christmas.

With regards

Tom and Sine June 2014
We had a wonderful cruise and enjoyed everything on board. The food was delicious, the entertainment, especially our pianist, was wonderful and everything was just great.

I shall spread the word.

Regards,
Elizabeth & Neil. June 2014
Murray River Cruise was fantastic, everything we hoped for & more. We had great reservations about your ability to adequately cater for our disabled daughter.

Only on two occasions was our daughter not able to join in the activities.

Disabled facilities are extremely good with one exception.
For some reason you have a large block of cement under the toilet which meant our daughter required assistance to sit on the toilet & subsequently put her pants on.
Try for yourself, sit on a stool where your feet can not reach the floor, without using your legs try to put your pants on.
Toilets particularly should never be higher than 420 from floor to top of seat.

Thank you all for a wonderful trip.

Barry June 2014
We had a most enjoyable trip on the Murray River Princess. The river is very beautiful indeed & I just wanted to look at the scenery all the time. We were very lucky with the weather & the water levels being so high. This certainly heightened our experience. I talk about this cruise to lots of people & really would like to do it again, in particular, to or from, Renmark. It was very beautiful.

You ask for feedback & I really have no criticism at all. The crew were great. The activities were fun & often informative. The food was great & the views spectacular.

As a personal suggestion, I would have liked a bit more emphasis on the bird life & Nature. We had several talks in the dining room on topics to do with the river & paddle boat history. Perhaps a talk outside on the top deck, identifying the many birds we saw, would be of great interest. Many people did spend time up there. Of course access is harder for the less able. Some crew members had some bird knowledge & were as helpful as they could be, when asked. There was also information in the brochure in our cabin, but to have a knowledgeable person actually point out particular species, which often are hard to identify, would be fantastic.

We travelled with friends.

Thank you again
Helen & Graeme June 2014
Hello Andrew

The cruise on the Proud Mary was superb...we enjoyed every minute and would highly recommend the cruise to others. The Murray River was spectacular and the side trips were well planned and interesting. All service was excellent from start to finish

Many thanks for a memorable holiday

Margaret and Neil May 2014
Yes we enjoyed the cruise very much and both filled in the sheet in our room and answered all the questions

Margaret May 2014
Hi, thanks for asking.

Yes, we enjoyed, it was our second time.
We already completed feedback form on boat.
We most enjoyed being taken under the cliffs and having nature (birds etc) explained.

I would like to suggest that you consider offering an additional cruise short cruise option in future.
Namely, a special cruise focused on understanding and learning about the river and its ecology and history.
You could employ an ecology expert as a specialised guide.
This could cater for a special, eco-tourism market, including overseas visitors e.g. from Asia.
Perhaps you could do it in conjunction with Universities, and attract students / overseas students and their parents.

Hope you find helpful.

Kind regards


David May 2014
Hi Andrew
We throughly enjoyed our cruise, had a very relaxing time, were well fed and looked after.
Regards,
Barry May 2014
Hi. Great holiday made even better by excellent staff on board. Special mention to your chefs.
Have recommended your packages. Thanks, Steve May 2014
We really enjoyed our cruise. It was very relaxing, the food was great and we were very well looked after.
Cheers
Lyn and Barry May 2014
Hello Andrew,
Our week on the Murray Princess was probably our best holiday venture, ever! From the time of our first enquiry to the end of our cruise, all personnel were so helpful, friendly & efficient, & made the week really wonderful. The Princess is such a beautiful boat, the food was first-class, & activities & entertainment kept us busy, but with enough quiet time for relaxation.
We have recommended this cruise to quite a few people & we will certainly consider doing it again
Congratulations & a big Thank You to all concerned.
Gloria & Peter May 2014
We both enjoyed the trip and we\'re impressed with staff\'s pleasant attitude and attention to caring for guests.

Margaret May 2014
We LOVED the cruise - it was utterly wonderful. The scenery was stunning - I had no idea there were cliffs, and those pelicans - words fail me.
The Princess was just a delight, the staff were great - you have a fantastic team there. The side trips were interesting and enjoyable, the dinner on Thursday was - well I am running out of superlatives and I am just kicking myself for not taking my camera down to dinner so I missed the photo as you raised the screens to reveal the seafood buffet. Your captain was gorgeous, by the way.
I enjoyed the Barossa tour and have signed up for the Chateau Tanunda wine club.
We very much enjoyed cruising on the Murray River with you. We were surprised at the interest that we found on the river itself particularly the very large number of pelicans which are always fascinating to watch.
We found your crew were very helpful and always had time to make us feel comfortable and answer any questions that we had.
I would not hesitate to recommend to any of our friends or family to book a cruise with you. The only complaint I have is that the food was too good there was too much of it. I now have to take off about 3 kg
Regards and thanks for the cruise.
Heather May 2014
Hello
Yes we did
Sorry for not replying to the questionnaire I arrived home to have to put the finishing touches to my husbands 80th birthday last week-end so got carried away.
I have told everyone about how great it was.
We were still talking about it at the birthday party.
Sincere Regards
Marion May 2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday aboard the Murray Princess. What better way to see this magnificent part of Australia? We found everything enjoyable, and the staff to be efficient, accommodating and friendly - what more could we ask for? The meals were lovely as well. We have no complaints and would recommend this cruise to others. We are actually thinking about taking the 5-day cruise sometime in the future.

Regards,
Kate & John May 2014
We had a relaxing cruise down the Murray river which we thoroughly enjoyed.

All staff were helpful, courteous and friendly. On the bar scene, Jazz was full of life while Gary was devoid of personality.

The chap next to Alby in the attached photo won our admiration for his dedication, training of new staff, and overall knowledge in running a tight ship. He is a credit to your organisation. Sorry, of all the people on the ship we cannot remember his name.

The bus drivers to and from our accommodation in Adelaide to Mannum were excellent in providing commentary and general knowledge of the area during our trip. This made the bus trip both informative and interesting.

As a suggestion would it be at all feasible to run an occasional cruise aimed at a slightly younger age group. Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the cruise we were extremely surprised that the majority of passengers were aged above 70. e.g have theme nights aimed to entice a younger crowd. ( We are aged in our 60’s )

Thanks again for a relaxing holiday.

Ossie and Joan May 2014
We both thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Murray. We met lovely people, had great service from all on board and the meals were to die for. We will be recommending the same trip to our friends. Thanks team for all your efforts to give us a memorable holiday.
Regards, Judy and James May 2014
I am writing to say how much I enjoyed my time on the Murray River Princess on our recent cruise. It was such a well fitted out boat, our cabin, or should I say stateroom, was most comfortable and clean and tidy. The staff kept the whole boat so well and the attention we received was terrific. It was so nice not to have difficulties with what I could eat as I am gluten free and the meals were so varied and flavoursome. I can praise the staff enough for their attention, their frivolity (we so enjoyed their skits), their friendliness. Nothing was too much trouble and all were so pleasant.
Thank you again for such a memorable trip. May 2014
In answer to your appraisal feedback, well, we DO have one complaint............... the cruise came to an end and we had to leave the magnificent Murray Princess..! Four nights just wasn\'t enough. Seriously, we must compliment Captain Cook Cruises for offering such a wonderful service, enabling us to experience the most majestic Murray River where we enjoyed spectacular scenery in a most relaxed and charming atmosphere. With educational and interesting information on offer, Captain David Knappstein and his extremely pleasant and efficient staff were exceptionally approachable at all times, ensuring our comforts and well being. The Chef and her catering staff made meal times a treat with delicious culinary delights, served with such speed and efficiency . Paul supplied most pleasant entertainment, and the 27 plus degree temperatures each day, enabled us to take advantage of the newly purchased, and most comfortable, sun deck furniture.

We have passed on to many just how gratifying and memorable our holiday aboard the PS Murray Princess was and without hesitation, we look forward to doing a longer trip next time.

Thanks for the memories,...................( that sounds like a good name for a song.....!)

Cheers,

Jenny and Alan May 2014
Dear Captain David and Crew,

Thanks for a very memorable, enjoyable and totally relaxing cruise. I greatly appreciated everything each and everyone of you did to help make my time on your ship a very special experience for me. I would have dearly liked to continue on for the next 4 nights, and enjoyed more of your wonderful hospitality. Hopefully there will be a next time for me soon. Thanks again for such a wonderful holiday.

Captain David, and Crew, thank you for an unforgettable cruise!

Yours sincerely,

Bev May 2014
Thank you for your follow up email.

Yes we did enjoy our Murray river cruise. It met most of our expectations.

Staff great, especially your cruise Director Mike Ried and your young man of many talents Jarrod.

We loved the food, entertainment and shore excursions, just enough for us.

We would like to thank you, the Captain and your crew for a very relaxing and enjoyable 7 days.

Would we do it again? YES

Would we recommend your cruise to others? YES

We would also like imformation on your next cruise to Renmark, I believe in 2016.

Yours in cruising

Lou & Gary April 2014
Hello, yes Lynn and I had a lovely time and will definitely book again. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was spectacular. I could have stayed onboard another week. The cabin was small but adequate. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Regards, Marilyn April 2014
Good Morning,

I am happy to say that Jim and I overall enjoyed the cruise immensely.

Cheers and

Kind Regards,

Dorothy April 2014
re our recent cruise.
had wonderful time on our first cruise.
enjoyed the food ,the scenery the conviviality the attention to detail the cheerful and helpful staff the entertainment all in all a most enjoyable trip.
I have already convinced another person to make it her next holiday.
regards
Brian April 2014
We cannot speak more highly of our recent cruise...the meals, the hospitality, the organization, the company.... there was nothing we could fault! The whole experience was superb and we are spreading the word about how to holiday in style in our beautiful country.
We have experience several overseas cruises but found this one absolutely delightful and second to none.A big thank you to your staff , for their contribution to such a pleasant 5 days. Yours sincerely Kerry and Valma April 2014
Every thing was great. Company goodand the staff excellent Could not have asked for more many thanks. Karen and dierdre April 2014
Hi,
We all had the best week on the cruise and will thoroughly recommend others to go.
Thanks to all the crew they were excellent.
Regards,
Karyn April 2014
Dear Murray River Cruises/Reservations. Unfortunately, I was not able to go on board, but 6 of my friends were able to complete their journey. I would like to thank Brigit for the compassion and time taken to amend my booking and to also extend 2 of our bookings to a further date. My ladies had a wonderful time, the Murray was beautiful, the food outstanding, the entertainment fun and overall a “jolly good Australian time”. I look forward to my time on board in the not too distant future. Regards,
Dot April 2014
My wife & I really enjoyed our cruise. It was right up there with a European river cruise we did last year.The staff,food & entertainment were tops. Thanks

Paul April 2014
Thank you...We had a wonderful cruise....scenery beautiful, staff great, food WOW!! fun at night...!! and we would recommend it to our friends. Eril & Gordon. April 2014
Hi Andrew,

We thoroughly enjoyed the 4 day cruise on the Murray.

All of the staff were friendly and helpful.

The Captain and his crew were very professional and efficient.

All of the meals presented by the Chef and his team were of a very high quality (5 star).

The off shore excursions were all very interesting.

We made some new friends and would highly recommend this cruise.

Regards

Faye and Brian April 2014
Re Murray River Cruise April 25,2014

We really enjoyed all aspects of Murray River Cruising (our first) and have recommended the experience it to family and friends.

Regards Elaine and Len April 2014
Thanks for your follow up email and sorry it has taken a while for me to reply!

YES - We all enjoyed the Murray River Cruise very much thank you. Mum and Dad still talk about it!

The crew were amazing - they were professional, efficient and friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
The food was excellent - good quality and plenty of it, always perfectly cooked and excellent presentation, good variety
The cabins were much bigger than I expected, always clean and very comfortable
The trips gave a good experience - I loved the night safari and the night by the camp fire. Mum and Dad\'s favourite was the Aboriginal tour - fabulous guides.
Thanks to Warren and Josh for the tender boat trips.
Thanks to Captain Ray for letting me hang out in the wheelhouse

Thanks so much for a great holiday.

I am not sure if you are allowed to give out the crews emails but if you are - could you please let me have an email contact for Captain Ray and First Officer Warren Hardiman.

Many thanks,
Lynn April 2014
Hi to the folk at M.R.C.
We did enjoy the four days we spent aboard plus the tour of the Barossa.
We particularly appreciated the changes to the schedule in an endeavour to avoid the worst of the very hot days.
The staff did a great job. Special mention for waitress Jenny who did everything with a smile and was so obliging even when not specifically working the table we were on.
Christine and Grahame March 2014
We both enjoyed the cruise and the beautiful scenery. The effort to provide a gluten free diet was appreciated, but the lack of a gluten free biscuit at the coffee bar was a disappointment. The service was excellent and we will recommend it to our friends.
Cathy March 2014
We all thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The crew, accommodation and food was excellent. The whole experience was wonderful and so relaxing.

Our only suggestion would be to include a visit to Maggie Beers Farm in the Barossa Wine trip - if necessary delete one of the vineyards.

Regards

Liz March 2014
We had a great time on our Murray Cruise. The food was excellent and the staff were top class.

I would highly recommend this holiday to anyone.

Regards,

David March 2014
Thank You, both myself & my wife had a fantastic trip aboard the Murray Princess last week & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service & crew were excellent.

Regards

Robert March 2014
Since we got home, everyone asks us what was the highlight of our three week trip to Australia, and without fail, the Murray River Cruise is mentioned first. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it was so relaxing, the staff so helpful, and keen to be of assistance. The food was just amazing and it kept coming, our clothes shrank a little bit too, must be the atmospherics of the river......
If we could have we would have stayed on board for a lot longer than four nights. In fact we could do with coming back and doing it again, but finances prevent us from doing so.
We were amazed by the talent of the staff at the BBQ evening, they were just brilliant. I have to say that the ambiance of the vessel and the helpfulness of the crew just made this trip. I could go on forever about this cruise, and you got me started!
The coach journey to and from the vessel was interesting, and the driver informative, and helped make the journey fascinating.
Elizabeth March 2014
Hi,
Yes, we had a wonderful time on the cruise. The boat was lovely, the scenery and excursions excellent, and the crew friendly, helpful and informative. The food was excellent too...can\'t fault it at all. Incidentally, we loved Adelaide; it has a certain old world charm and dignity lacking elsewhere, yet plays host to vibrant and modern entertainments.

Congratulations to all concerned.

Regards,
Lynn and Roy March 2014
Hi, We all had a wonderful time on our Murray River Cruise and could not fault anything ,the staff was all very great and very helpful,

LORNA, NOALA, EDNA, ELLEN March 2014
Yes we enjoyed the cruise.We completed the on board survey documenting our appreciation.
Regards
Tony & Tanya March 2014
Hello Brigit, Mel and Tammy,
We arrived home last week, and I have been remiss in not getting to you, I apologize.
I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are for the reservations and the help all of you had helped me with. The Riverboat cruise on the Murray River was just awesome. It was so beautiful and relaxing; all of the sites including our \"Aussie Breakfast in the Bush\" was great. (I love Kangaroo sausage!!). I am sorry I could not get to your office to meet you; our days were just jammed full. Well, Brigit, as you can surmise, we had a vacation of our life, one that will always be remembered and treasured.
Again, thank you all for giving us great service!!!
Roxanne March 2014
Had a really fantastic time on my cruise. Will recommend it. Everyone was great from booking to the boat crew. Thank you
Regards Sal March 2014
We had a wonderful holiday – really relaxing and great being spoilt by your competent staff.

We will recommend the Murray River Cruise to friends.

Christine and Grahame March 2014
hello all ..
we had the most wonderful time and the crew were fantastic.. we would recommend this trip to everyone...
cheers william March 2014
Hello Brigit
We just wanted to say we had a fabulous time everyone was great and we do want to thank you and everyone attached to this cruise and service. The people who welcomed us to their farm, the sheep races, the aboriginal people who took us on their home land and show us their drawings and ancestors living areas. Very interesting and enjoyable. It was just what we needed and very relaxing. We were very blessed with the weather and we enjoyed Julie Goodwin on board also.

Thank you March 2014
The cruise was great and the food amazing. Really enjoyed the whole experience.
Ludy & Bruce February 2014
Thank you for asking me to comment on the Murray River Cruise.
The cruise was fantastic and I would certainly do it again and recommend it to all of my friends.
The organisation from when we were picked up in Adelaide until we returned to Adelaide was great. Everything ran like clockwork.
The crew on the boat were so friendly and the service was excellent. The food was terrific.
The whole package was outstanding. The best holiday I have ever had!!

Kay February 2014
Hi We both enjoyed our Murray River cruise. Everybody was great and the food was wonderful, we also had plenty to keep us smiling February 2014
Good afternoon

We were ecstatic with the cruise, it was simply wonderful with a lot of it due to the excellent crew and staff and the new friends we made aboard. We would recommend it to anyone.

We were completely satisfied with the services from Murray River Cruises even though it is a bit daunting for us older generation dealing with the internet. Everyone we spoke to was very nice and helpful.

Thank you very much.

John and Karen February 2014
Hello

Yes we had a wonderful time, the Crew were fantastic, very friendly and couldn\'t do enough for you. The cruise had the right amount of relaxation and excursions. The food was scrumptious, the chefs did a great job in providing our meals especially considering the kitchen they have to work with. I would definately recommend the Proud Mary, Murray River Cruise as a great holiday.

The only improvement could be that there be better signage as to where to pick up the cruise, we had trouble finding the correct spot to wait for the boat.

William and Kathy February 2014
Yes we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff, service and food were all fantastic.

Thanks for a wonderful time
Catherine February 2014
G\'day

Yes we enjoyed the cruise immensely. What we particularly liked was the cheerfulness of each member of the crew we dealt with even at the end of a long day for them.
We found the tour activities were spaced and paced for us to have a relaxing holiday without feeling either worn out or on the ohter hand bored.

Cheers

Kym and Lorraine February 2014
We were very very Happy with our cruise,being our 50th Wedding anniversary,we were thrilled and surprised to find a complimentary \"Bottle of Bubbly\" placed in our room,for our arrival.
The mention and \"Congratulations\" at dinner on the Saturday night dinner was ,very special for us.
We were very impressed with Andrew taking care of my(Shirley) special dietary needs,made life very comfortable for us.
There is nothing we could think of that needs changing ,the winery trips ,again was ,very pleasing ,and we enjoyed the wine tasting ,and the purchases we made while on the excursion.
We have to mention ,Young Christy,and Josh,their boat handling ,was so professional and great to watch,as they secured the \"Princess\" each time we stopped along the cruise.
Thank you again, for making \"Our Special time \" a very memorable one, we will treasure

Please be assured that where ever we have traveled, we have recommended,\"The Murray River Princess\" cruise.

Thank you again

Bob and Shirley January 2014
Thank you for a great holiday. The crew were fantastic as was the cruise. Food was super and we had a lovely time. We would recommend this cruise to anyone wanting a nice relaxed holiday with no pressure except to enjoy oneself. Once again ---thank you. Rod & Patsy. January 2014
Hello
We did enjoy our 7 night Murray River Cruise very much. In particular, the reservations team, the dining room staff and the chef need special mention as they provided wonderful service. As Russell requires a gluten free diet, he was extremely impressed with the care the waiting staff and the chef took with his food which was always tasty and well presented. The onshore activities were interesting, particularly enjoyable was the visit to the pet farm and evening BBQ with nocturnal animal tour.
Russell and Julie January 2014
Had a great time -- food, staff, service, program
were excellent. Our idea of a relaxing holiday.
Will probably do it again next year with friends.
Roger and Lyn. January 2014
The four of us had an amazing time exceeded expectations.
Cheers Sandie January 2014
Hi,
Thanks for your query. Yes I had a fabulous time on the cruise. It actually far exceeded my expectations.
All the staff were delightful, nothing was ever to much trouble day and night. The boat is lovely, the cabin was nice and very well maintained/serviced. The food was great….except I might have eaten a bit to much. The chefs and staff made every effort to assist me with some food allergies. There were many highlights really every day. Michael took great care of us all when he took us to places in the bus. I really enjoyed his happy nature. Both our Peter\'s ran the boat very smoothly and kept us well informed of what was happening in a very professional way.
The scenery was spectacular. The cliffs are awesome and change with the time of day. The Pelicans were funny and always keeping us company.
I brought myself a Proud Mary mug and reguarly use it to remind me of a very pleasant 5 days.
Thanks, Sally January 2014
Hi, happy to give you feedback. There was just mum and I on this cruise. I am 51 and Norma has just turned 86. We had a disabled cabin, which I heard from other travellers was abit larger than others. Although it does need upgrading, it was a good size. We had a great time, the meals were great, and the staff were really great. I thought that all of the onshore trips were really good and I love a laugh and there was plenty. The scenery along the Murray is always lovely with plenty of photo opportunities. Regards Leanne January 2014
Hi from Brian,

The Murray River Cruise on the Princess was a most wonderful cruise, the 7 days were most enjoyable, the Staff, Tours, Camp Fires, BBQ and the information about the River animals and birds was 5 star +++

I have parsing it to all ! I hope to be able to do it again.

Thanks to the Crew they were marvellous !

Cheers,

From Brian. December 2013
Hi

Thank you, we did have a fabulous time. Everything ran so smoothly, the crew were friendly and always so helpful. Alan has a food allergy and it was never any bother for the crew. He was always well catered for. The meals were always lovely.

It is a very beautiful part of the river and the Murray Princess was a pleasure to be on.

cheers,

Julie December 2013
Feedback can be summed up in one word PERFECTION! From the reservation stage to transport to & from Mannum including the actual cruise, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience . This included the programme , the wonderful food , the versatility of the crew , the passengers on that particular trip , the weather , and the Murray itself in full flow and of course the “Princess “ herself .
We would highly recommend this experience to others .
With thanks , Margaret & Don. December 2013
Hi Operations Murray River Cruises

We had a great time and enjoyed our Cruise. The crew were very good and very helpful especially general hand Amy and the new girl Jaz they were hard workers and tried very hard.
I would be happy to recommend this cruise to fiends

Regards Carl & Gary
Have a great Christmas December 2013
Hi,
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas cruise on the Murray River and would recommend it to our friends.
The service from the staff was outstanding right from the time we were picked up from the Mercure to the time we were dropped off.
The meals were excellent, and the commentary by the Captain or First Officer when we passed an interesting spot was first rate.
The only down side was when we went to settle the bar account, Hayley the person in charge was under a lot of pressure to serve every one as quickly as possible.
Perhaps it needs looking at to give her more assistance.
Regards,
Noel and Judy December 2013
We finished the Murray Princess Christmas cruise Dec 30th and I wanted to mail and say what a wonderful time we had....the crew were fantastic, the dining staff excelent and our cabin was made up daily. From the time we got on till the time off....great. Oh yes the food....well I eat well normally but I ate really well...it was a pleasure for me not to be cooking and cleaning up...thankyou so very much......Great thanks to Captain David and his crew......the Murray well it speaks for itself......Thankyou again so very much and PLEASE pass our thanks onto everyone on the Murray Princess Jan December 2013
yes very good December 2013
We had a really great holiday. The food service and entertainment and on shore trips were all A1 we ate recommending to our friends to take a cruise down the Murray River on the Princess.

Fay and Laurrie November 2013
Yes thank you , we had a very nice time and were happy with the service and experience.
regards

Carol and Henry November 2013
Sorry we did not have a chance to complete the feedback form just before we left. We also missed saying goodbye to the couple from Adelaide Chris and Tina when we disembarked at Mannum. We don\'t have their contact details and appreciate if you could pass our greetings to them if you are also contacting them.

By the way we are very satisfied with the services of the crew and the beautiful food we had. It was a very pleasant ride as well. We also enjoyed the entertainment of the crew. They were very friendly and witty. We were also lucky to have met some very nice fellow travelers.

The cruise is highly recommended to anyone who wants a nice relaxing time and good food. We will certainly pass on our wonderful experience to our friends and relatives.

Paul and Grace. November 2013
Good Evening, Thank you for your interest on how I enjoyed my recent cruise, so far as I am concerned everything was really nice, and at some future date I hope to do another cruise, Best Wishes, Maurice November 2013
Hi,

We had an amazing time on our Murray River Cruise!! The service, food everything was perfect & we will be recommending it to everyone we know.
Thank you so much for an amazing experience with great memories to treasure forever.

Regards Michelle & Gary. November 2013
All good, thanks

Kevin November 2013
Yes we had a wonderful cruise, albeit very hot. We were very pleased when Plan B was put in place instead of the walks that were scheduled. The boat was spotless and the crew extremely welcoming and willing to assist anytime. The meals were very appropriate and well presented.

We have made the comment that it would be wonderful one day to be able to cruise the full length from Murray Bridge to Echuca or the reverse. It could be possible with a bus connection to either place. That is just a thought!

Kind regards
Pat November 2013
Good evening,

My feedback form will be in the mail tomorrow. It was a perfect cruise for my elderly parents who enjoyed every minute of it! So did I. The Captain and crew were extremely vigilant and helpful for the whole cruise even to the point of repairing my father’s walking stick which will never break again I’m sure!

The scenery was stunning, the food delicious although too much of it, and the whole cruise was very relaxing. We could do as much or as little as we wished.

The birthday cake for my father was a great surprise for him and much appreciated.

The only suggestion I would make would be to have sandwiches or a buffet for lunch instead of a hot meal. Too much of a good thing!

Kind regards

Genevieve October 2013
Dear Murray River Cruises,
Thankyou for the opportunity to comment on the above cruise.
Yes, we had a wonderful time on the Murray Princess. We enjoyed very much the staff involvement, and the evening entertainment, and of course the beautiful meals presented every day.
The entire trip was a pleasure to be involved with from start to finish, and we also appreciated the assistance from the staff at the Mercure Grosvenor in Adelaide with regards luggage storage and taxi ordering.
Thankyou all very much.
Best regards,
Stewart and Kay October 2013
Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend on the Proud Mary and have recommended it to quite a few people. I don\'t think I could criticise anything really. It all ran like clockwork as far as we could see.

Brian October 2013
Good afternoon,

Thank you for your interest and on behalf of Ann and myself, I am pleased to say that we did especially enjoy our cruise holiday on the Murray Princess.
Soon after returning to our home, I completed and mailed your survey form, and in doing so, made some observations and suggestions that we thought deserved comment.
Ultimately, however, we rated the experience highly and have no hesitation in recommending to friends and family.

Kind regards,

Gary (& Ann) October 2013
Thank you for the email regarding our wonderful \"Murray River Cruise \" yes we had a wonderful time ,everything was just magic ,only trouble now we both are on a \'Strict Diet \" the food was out of this world .All the staff were so helpful .We have passed the word around ,told everyone how wonderful it all was .Many Thanks to all Cyril and Margaret October 2013
We had a wonderful experience on the 7 day cruise. The unexpected extras were very much appreciated. I would especially like to recognise the sheep shearing outing. and the Aboriginal reserve visit. Both were excellent and a lot of fun. Thank you. Jean. October 2013
Thankyou for your followup email, yes my mother and l had a wonderful 3 night cruise earlier in the month, throughly enjoyed every aspect of our time away. The staff were sensational, food amazing very comfortable alround. We will recommend it to anyone. Sincerly Cheryl. October 2013
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Lyn and I thought the Murray River Cruise was very good value.

At the farewell function for our last night on board I asked the Tour Director if I could say a few words on behalf of the departing passengers; I reiterate now what I said on the night, “We have done a lot of cruising, both on the open ocean and rivers in Europe, and thought this trip compared favourably with any of them. It made me proud to be an Aussie”.

Thanks for such an enjoyable experience,

Wayne. September 2013
Good Afternoon thankyou for the opportunity to give you feed back on the trip I had on the Murray River with you. It was the highlight of my trip to Adelaide and can I say I really enjoyed the cruise, the staff, and the friendlyness of all concerned.l It has been a trip that I have been promoting to others here in Auckland. There was not one thing I had to complain about. I would like to say that I did love the homely atmosphere of the whole journey on the boat. The open door policy of the captain and the friendlyness of all the staff. Well Done.and thanks Arlene September 2013
Hi,
Just to say we had a wonderful time on your beautiful ship, the food was great, as were the crew, fellow passengers and the entertainment. It was a lovely relaxing cruise with lots to see and do.Thank you for making our 25th wedding anniversary so special. Dorothy September 2013
Hi !

We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 days on the \"MURRAY PRINCESS\". It was very relaxing and well organised with an appropriate balance of activities.

We have rercommended the trip to a number of friends and acquaintances.

Colin and June. September 2013
Thank you for your EMAIL. We had a great time on the Murray Princess. It really was a beautiful trip and we were very happy with the service. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, they all worked very hard and on top of that were very tallented. We loved all the on shore trips and activities as well as the entertainment on the boat during the day and in the evenings. The food was amazing. The only problem was it went too quickly. Thank you for showing us such a great time. Regards Judy and John. September 2013
Good morning to all at Murray River cruises
Thanks for your enquiry.
It was my intention anyway to contact you after we had returned home from the remainder of our holiday.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Murray cruise...so relaxing & peaceful. It was particularly noticeable that the service provided by all on board was admirable......the dining room attention was first rate, delivered with efficiency and promptness.
All of your staff were cheerful, polite & helpful and obviously dedicated to the task in hand.
We would appreciate it if you could convey our appreciation and thanks to those working on the cruise Sept 16th- 20th.
Our only regret is that we had not booked for the longer trip...maybe next time!
Kind regards
Jacqui & Hans September 2013
Yes we had a fabulous time, great to learn the history on the mighty Murray River. It was a real eye opener. Very interesting.

The service was excellent from the Crew, and the food was the best, well presented.

Thank you for a great time.

Philip and Gail August 2013
We enjoyed our trip with you very much indeed. Everything about it was good.

We were very pleased to have the option of coming to and from Mannum by private coach in the company of your very helpful and informative driver, John.

Our main criticism is the the fact that breakfast ended too early at 9.00am. We were after all on holiday and should have liked the opportunity of breakfasting up to 9.30am or even 10.00am!

With best wishes

Yours sincerely

John and Helen. August 2013
Thankyou, yes, I really enjoyed the cruise.
And would go on another immediately, if the price were right.

Rosemary. August 2013
The Murray River Cruise experience was wonderful, I regret not booking the longest cruise. The staff were great, very helpful and knowledgable . The food was simply delicious, and plenty of it. I look forward to cruising the Murray again once the Murray Princess has been refurbished. Please keep me informed.

Regards
Susan August 2013
Hi
Thank you for the wonderful cruise. We haven\'t stopped talking about it since we have been home. The staff looked after us so well, the food was great and it was very relaxing
We enjoyed everything we did and have suggested to our freinds to come over and do a cruise
Thanks once again
Mary and Ray August 2013
Thank you for asking. Yes we had a wonderful time on the cruise, it was a spur of the moment decision and it turned out to be a good one. We met some wonderful people, both passengers and crew, and had a very pleasant time giving us a relaxing 4 day break on a 5500klm road trip from Brisbane and return.
Regards
Drena & Chris August 2013
We had a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
The staff were very obliging and went out of their way to make it so.

Ray & Claire July 2013
Thanks for the opportunity to let you know how much I enjoyed my cruise on the Murray River - it was awesome. The boat was wonderful and bigger than expected although the cabin I was allocated was not a disabled cabin as requested, what I did have was adequate and comfortable, although I did need to find somewhere else to \"park\" my walker,and this was organised with the crew who were so very helpful and attentive.

The shore excursions were well organised and very enjoyable and I was given every assistance to take part in all excursions available. The meals were better than I had expected - absolutely wonderful and served hot and with a smile. Could not have done better.

My congratulations to Murray River Cruises for a wonderful enjoyable holiday - I have been telling all my friends and family and suggesting that if they wish for a relaxing holiday with all the attention expected of a 5 star experience, then get in touch with you.

Thank you for making my holiday unforgettable - I will be saving my money for another cruise in the near future.

Regards
Bette July 2013
We had a fantastic Cruise, despite my initial anxiety about going in winter. The accommodation was very comfortable and warm and we had the advantage of smaller numbers of passengers,d more attention from the crew and the river almost to ourselves! Commendations to Captain Ray (hope he still has his gingerbread man) and Ist Mate Warren. A great experience for myself, my brother and sister-in-law and parents.
Best regards
Bridget July 2013
We both enjoyed the Murray cruise Thank you July 2013
Yes, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day cruise on the Murray. We found the crew excellent; the side excursions very enjoyable; the company very compatible and we\'ve made real friends with some of them. July 2013
Good Morning,

Thanks for your email and we had the most wonderful time on the Murray Princess. Crew and Food was 5 star and its a wonderful way to see the amazing Murray River. Having the transport to and from Adelaide was a great idea and would certainly tell friends to do it.

best wishes
Betty July 2013
We enjoyed our cruise, itinerary was excellent, very noisy in the dining room with a full ship, meals excellent. Ship looked “tired” and we were pleased to learn that an Australian company had purchased Captain Cook and the vessel was to undergo refurbishment. An American couple on board really enjoyed seeing the real Australia, but had anticipated better accomodation. This was our second time on the Murray Princess, perhaps we will make a third! June 2013
Good Afternoon

Sara and I had a wonderful time on the Murray Princess, I had travelled on her 12 months previous so for me it was like catching up with an old friend

Nothing had changed still the same excellent food and service I received before only some of the faces of the crew were different. For my partner this was a whole new experience for her, she has travelled all over the world but for her this was right up there as far as enjoyment was concerned. She is an avid photographer so she was in her element photographing the way the river changed at every twist and turn and seeing the various wildlife that inhabits the river banks

Thanks to the Captain and crew for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday

Kind Regards

Denis June 2013
We had a truly wonderful holiday, it was superb in every way. I can’t remember ever feeling so relaxed.
Thank you so much. Pat said it was the best cruise she has ever been on, it beat the ocean cruises into a cocked hat.
Cheers Pat and Pat June 2013
I did forward a feedback sheet to the Mannum office, in brief yes we did have a most enjoyable trip. A OK.

Regards,
Geoff June 2013
Hello Murry River Cruise,
Yes thank you we had a great time. The itenary was good, the food good, and the staff we happy and friendly. We both thought that the seven nights were good value and have already recommended the trip to our friends.

Neville & Olwyn June 2013
Dear Murray River Cruises Information.

Thank-you for your follow up email re the Murray River Cruise on the .PS Murray Princess we enjoyed in June 2013.

Yes, we had a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

The staff, the service, the amenities, the dining, the relaxation, the fun, even the weather we could not fault.

We may do it again one day.

We wish you every success for the future.

With Regards.

Judith & Frank. June 2013
My wife and I had a very enjoyable time on the Murray River. We found life on the Murray Princess to be very peaceful and relaxing and the crew were excellent. The excursions were also very good.

Regards

Ron & Gillian May 2013
We had an absolutely wonderful time with great service and far too much food! We picked a perfect time to go when the weather was just cooling and the river was very quiet with traffic. The accommodation was looking a little tired but was still clean and comfortable. The staff did a fantastic job of making us truly relaxed and feeling special. The transport to and from the cruise was very enjoyable as well and we enjoyed the trip back with the stop at the Big Rocking Horse.

Regards

Sue May 2013
To whom it may concern, yes thankyou we had a amazing time and intend to go again next year. we were thinking about doing the trip when the boat comes out of dry dock at renmark, we are just waiting for the information to be sent to us and we will be booking.
yours truly lyn and graham May 2013
Hello

The service provided by your staff was exceptional. We enjoyed the relaxing 3 night cruise. The only feedback we have in an age of technology is the outdated bar tab system they used when we were on board.

Regards
Anne and Martin April 2013
Dear Operations; The Murray River cruise was fantastic, and more so by the quality of the crew. They were really great and made a great team lead by Capt. Pete. I was lucky having a cabin just behind the wheelhouse so a quick 10 min chat with Pete was a morning ritual. Great food, great entertainment and I have recommended it to at least 4 or 5 friends. I would go again tomorrow but South Africa calls.
Kind regards, Mike April 2013
Hi,

When we think about that cruise and look again and again at our photo’s, we are reminded of the time (18 years ago) that we dreamed of a cruise on the Murray! Finally we were able to do it and words cannot really do justice to this experience, you just have to do it. Service, meals, side trips, crew all first class as is the Murray Princess herself, a modern time machine creating a bygone era. Maybe a bit ott but you guys and gals have done Australia proud.

Thankyou,

cheers, David & Philippa April 2013
Afternoon,
We enjoyed the cruise very much. The food was excellent, and having several excursions of the cruise boat was very good as it kept you active.
regards
Alan & Janna March 2013
Hello to everyone at Murray River Cruises.
Mum and I had a wonderful time on the Proud Mary trip last weekend.
Thank you to all the crew members, the bus driver and everyone in the office and behind the scenes.
Kind, thoughtful, funny, capable, competent.
It was very special for Mum and I, and you all worked so hard to make it happen.
Regards,
Linda and Pauline March 2013
We had a truly great time, the food was fantastic, crew could not have been more friendly and helpful and the entertainment was spot on. All in all a great 4 night trip.

We have recommended your cruise to every one, even if they didn’t ask!!

Myra & Roger

PS As grand parents we did NOT miss the kids. March 2013
Two months ago my husband and I travelled on the Murray Princess, my husband was dying of Mesothelioma and 3 weeks after we reached he died. But I finally felt I could write and pass on our sincere thanks for the great service we received ; Being upgraded to the disabled cabin was terrific and the meals and activities great . A special thank you to Cpt David and First Officer Alby they were terrific. Thanks for helping Peter\'s dreams come true and leaving me with some wonderful memories , Linda February 2013
We have to say that the trip on the Murray Princess was just wonderful and we have nothing but praise for the organising, the service, entertainment, food, accommodation, etc. The staff were all very friendly. We heard about the trip by recommendation and I can assure you we shall be happy to spread the word too.

Kindest regards,
Ann February 2013
Dear Sir/Madam we had excellent experience on our cruise and will book again at some point
Kind Regards John & Caroline February 2013
We enjoyed the trip – service was great.
Paula January 2013
Oh what a great trip. We couldn\'t have had better staff looking after us all which made it so easy for everyone to mingle with each other. I have certainly recommended this trip to fellow workers still I have come back.
Helen January 2013
Hi,

Thank you for your email, we all had a lovely time on our Murray River Cruise it was very relaxing and the river and scenery was wonderful.

The service we received from Cruise Murray was great and we would not hesitate to recommend your services to family & friends,

Kind Regards,

Lesley January 2013
Dear Victoria / Reservations,
Thank you for the opportunity to give you some feedback on the cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience on board…the crew were most helpful and friendly and could not do enough for the passengers. Our assigned table for dinner proved to be a very success mix of people, so much so that we are still corresponding with some. A highlight was the on shore BBQ with everyone getting to the spirit. A real highlight for Pauline and I was the optional Bush Breakfast…the atmosphere and fare were memorable. We have been asked by many people what we thought of the Murray Cruise and have had no hesitation in highly recommending it to all. Hopefully, a number will convert our conversations into bookings. We have recommended the four night cruise from Mannum.
With best wishes,
Tom and Pauline December 2012
My husband , Alan & I had the most wonderful holiday aboard the MS Murray Princess. We were able to sit & watch the amazing scenery or join in the activites on board..we actually won the Trivia Quiz!. I took part in the Murray River Cup & had a whale of a time. The food was excellent & the company of the people aboard made for a very pleasant time. We enjoyed the excursions we went on. All in all it was a wonderful week & we have plans to do it again sometime. The crew bent over backwards to make the trip enjoyable & they are a credit to your company.Thank you for a truly great week
Joanne & Alan December 2012
YES, THE CRUISE WAS VERY ENJOYABLE INDEED, AND THE SERVICE EXCELLENT. I WILL RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. REGARDS, RON. December 2012
Dear Tammy,
We are responding to your email Re our trip on PROUD MARY 25/1/\'13
We had a wonderful time, met some very nice people + relaxed which was most important for us.
The staff were wonderful, the food delicious + plentiful. Our cabin was roomy, clean + very comphy. In short, we enjoyed the trip immensely + will at some stage in the near future be booking again for our next trip. We have done this before with you + each time has been memorable, thanks to the staff mostly, They work very hard + always friendly.
Cheers Rosemary + Andrew. December 2012
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing cruise. Since then we have recommended the cruise to several people.
Thank you again
Shane and Tim December 2012
Thanks for your follow-up email regarding our Murray River cruise in January. Bill and I both had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic and plentiful. I always looked forward to reading the daily Information Sheets detailing what activities were available. There were plenty of different things we could take part in, and at no time could we become bored! All the shore activities excursions were very interesting too, particularly the Ngaut Ngaut and Murray Bridge days. I also enjoyed the on-shore BBQ at Big Bend followed by the Nocturnal Tour. We both enjoyed the Barossa Valley Winery Tour which was very comprehensive. I mustn\'t forget to mention the evening entertainment by Dale - a very talented and friendly musician. All in all you can see that I had a great time and would recommend the trip to anyone - great value for money!

Regards - Mary December 2012
Thanks for your email. We had a wonderful holiday only complaint was it wasn\'t long enough. The crew on board were excellent and made our stay fantastic. Recommending to all our friends.
Regards
Jean and John November 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Proud Mary. The crew were fabulous and we enjoyed the 3 Peters - P1 Captain, P2 Deputy Captain, P3 Engineer. The food was very good, a nice variety, the BBQ and entertainment excellent and we enjoyed the company of our fellow passengers. The weather was kind, dropping from the high 40Cs of our 2 day road journey from Sydney.
The Murray was peaceful and serene with no chance of river sickness. The river banks were full of interest. We were relieved that the hordes of river boats were all more up. We would not have enjoyed the holiday if even half of them were travelling the river, let alone all of them!
Your support and help in reaching our correct decision is appreciated.
Terry and Leonie November 2012
Good morning. Pamela and I had a wonderful week on the \"Murray Princess\" and have told all of our friends how much we enjoyed it. Regards, Keith. November 2012
Hi

Great time

The crew were magnificent - On a \"Value for money\" basis 20 out of 10

Cheers

Peter October 2012
Yes, we really enjoyed the Murray River Cruise and the service was excellent.
Thank you
Anita October 2012
We had a fabulous trip. The staff were brilliant, the food excellent, shore trips were great and accommodation good.

We will definitely look at going again.

Regards

Peter October 2012
Yes, we both enjoyed the cruise very much, especially the first 4 days. October 2012
Yes we were happy with the cruise and service thank you
Regards
Bruce October 2012
Hello,
I can only reply on behalf of my mothers comments which were that she had a wonderful time and that she really enjoyed the service.
Thankyou for your care and service.
Regards,
Paul. October 2012
Hello Nicola,

Thank you for organising the curise. We (all ten of us) had a great time. The crew were helpful, the food was very good, and we all had a very enjoyable time.

Thanks

Robyn September 2012
Greetings

The trip we had on the Murray River Cruise greatly exceed our expectations in many ways: the beauty of scenery, bird life and othe animals; folks that met; the hospitality and meals as well as the the various side excursions. Everything seemed truly authentic and certainly memorable. Thank you sincerely for a wonderful holiday.

Regards
Ian and Ruth September 2012
Dear Reservations

Yes, we had an enjoyable time. Food was AMAZING and met some lovely people, even though the age group was not quite what we expected. Luckily, we managed to end up with a great group of people at our table. The staff were lovely and even the younger more serious ones managed to crack smile by the end of the 7 days with a bit of coercion 

Complete relaxation, although I did miss the occasional TV or radio music. The library fulfilled this need.

Had a good time and my hubby would certainly do another one.
Cheers
Donna and Derek September 2012
Yes thanks we had a lovely time on the cruise and the service was great. We will be back again some time for a longer trip.

Anne August 2012
Dear Niclola,
Just to let you know that we had a really wonderful cruise on the Proud Mary in June. Can\'t fault anything at all and enjoyed every minute of it. The crew were outstanding and worked so hard. As for the chefs - simply wonderful. Thank you. What a beautiful part of Australia we just loved it.
Regards,
Marilyn and John August 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise, and felt that 7 days gave us enough time to appreciate the scenery and make good friends with other passengers. The crew were excellent. Meals surpassed expectations.

Thank you, Elizabeth. August 2012
Hi Nicola,

We had a great time on the cruise - I don\'t think there was anything that we could fault (maybe the bed was a little firm!) - but the service was spot on as well as the crew\'s attention (managed dinner with the captain) and our travelling companions were equally enthusiastic and great company - one couple had been 5 times!! Hopefully we will make this trip again in the future.

Regards
Carol July 2012
Hello Nicola,

Yes, we were very happy with cruisemurray. If we ever decide to do that again, we would certainly book through you.
The cruise was fabulous and the crew were outstanding.

Thank you for your assistance,

Joan. July 2012
Hi Nicola,

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the cruise.
We are teetotalers and we were able to return our bottle of Champagne to the bar and get in return free orange juice for the duration of the cruise. It was little things like this that made the cruise more enjoyable. We were traveling with another couple. We also enjoyed joining in with the Salvation Army group. In all it was a very enjoyable trip.
The service was excellent all round.

Thanks, Colin July 2012
Hi Nicola,

One thing I did forget to mention was that no one was told to look out for the sun setting on the cliffs, which were going from orange to red-amazing!- as the barbecue was on and when I came back and showed people my photos, they were so disappointed. This really was a highlight that most people missed!!!!

Kind regards, Marina June 2012
The cruise exceeded our expectations. The service from the crew was top class and the meals 5 star. The job description for the crew must have been - \'do anything and everything to make it happen for the passengers\'.

The whole seven days was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I took 2 books to read and read none of them. The optional extras of going ashore and doing and seeing things was great. We certainly did not think that \'lunch\' on the Barossa trip would be a sit down meal with white clothes etc. Nor that a thunder storm would add to the BBQ experience. We still went on the nocturnal experience in the rain and enjoyed it. The stop at Naught Naught gave us an insight into how the Aboriginals lived in the past. We enjoyed the entertainment by Bill Clarke more than the first guy (can\'t remember his name), and bought a couple of Bill Clarke\'s CD\'s as a memento.

Thank you for the opportunity of enjoying the Murray River. We had heard about the trip from other NZer\'s before we left and have now sung the praises of it since we have been home.

Regards
Phil & Raelene June 2012
Dear Nicola,

Our trip was excellent. All on board the boat were wonderful and made our trip a great holiday, we loved Adelaide a wonderful city.

Many thanks to all, cheers Jan June 2012
I would like to express complete satisfaction with our recent Murray River Cruise holiday. We found our cabin very comfortable and the service excellent. The entertainment was very good but there was no pressure to be involved if you preferred to \"do your own thing\". I will certainly
reccomend it to my friends.
Thank you. Val May 2012
Dear Nicola
We had a great time and the service was top class - what more can we say?
Lindsay & Valda May 2012
Hi Nicola

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Murray and so glad I happened to choose the Proud Mary.

Everything was perfect!

Take care

Diana May 2012
Yes thanks we had a lovely time on the cruise and the service was great. We will be back again some time for a longer trip.

Anne March 2012
Dear Nicola

Yes, we really enjoyed our three days on the Murray River. The crew were exceptional and really couldn\'t do enough for you. The meals were lovely and the catering staff also were very pleasant and nothing was a trouble to them.

The Murray is truly a beautiful river to travel along and the onshore excursions were really good and informative. The barbecue night was great as was the entertainment.

The crew had good knowledge of the river and its surrounds which added another dimension to the trip. Not only was it relaxing & enjoyable it was also informative and helped you gain a better understanding of the area.

It is a holiday I would love to do again and I certainly have recommended it to friends.

Regards, Ken & Lorraine March 2012
Dear Nicola, we had a fantastic CRUISE thank you ; and the crew under Captain Trevor were excellent and despite the fact that we had cruised in houseboats on some of this section of the Murray before it was good to see it with expert and interesting commentary together with the shore activities. We should also mention that the quality and variety of food was first class.

Kind regards David March 2012
Hi Nicola

We had such a wonderful time, only problem was it was not long enough :)

The staff were fantastic, the boat was immaculate, the food was just amazing and we were treated so very well. I can not wait to do the 5 night cruise soon.

Vicki March 2012
Good Afternoon Nicola

Thank you for your email

Its hard to start to tell you how much I enjoyed myself except to say that without doubt this would have to be the best holiday I think I have ever had. I have travelled extensively throughout Australia as well as overseas and reaching the ripe old age of 61 I feel I can speak from experience.

From the time I set foot on the Murray Princess until the time I disembarked nothing was too much trouble for the crew. I have done my fair share of cruising on the Sun Princess however the Murray Princess is streets ahead. I felt we were one big happy family, all the passengers seemed to get on well with each other I guess I was lucky.

The crew are to be commended , everyone from the kitchen hand through to the captain socialised with the passengers and by doing this it made the experience all that much better. If I had one complaint it was the food \"\' Too Much\"\' it was tasty and always served with a smile ,I liked the variety which made the eating experience very pleasurable

The entertainment was excellent and I would sit with my friends I had met and have a few drinks enjoying the music. Things like the trivia night was great as well as the fancy dress night even if you didn\'t get involved it was funny to see some of the outfits people were wearing. The crew put on a show and it was great fun, everyone got involved this is what I enjoyed about \"small ship cruising \"\'

I went on this cruise with a fair amount of trepidation , I lost my dear wife in November last year she had been battling a terminal illness and I had been caring for her 24/7 ,then in February I lost my mum at the age of 99. I would have to say for the seven days on the Murray River I felt I was in a better place , it took my mind away from what I had been through I am very grateful for that

In closing two members of the crew deserve special mention , Cruise Director Sue Graham and Bar Manager/Cruise Director Andrew Kerr both New Zealanders but I don\'t hold that against them , they we great fun and a pleasure to be with.

It would be appreciated if you could pass these comments onto Captain Cook Cruises as I like to give credit were its due. If you wish to use any of the above remarks on the website I am happy for you to do so

Thank You

Kind Regards

Denis February 2012
NICOLA

Thank you for your recent Email - My husband and I loved our Cruise on the Murray - we met some lovely people - the food was great and the activities first class. Everything about the Cruise was fantastic and we were very lucky we had marvellous weather - I would also like to thank the very friendly crew members. Best holiday ever.

JO AND GEOFF February 2012
Yes. We had a wonderful holiday and have made many recommendations to others to do the same trip.
Thanks for asking.
Jennifer February 2012
Dear Nicola

My Wife and I had a totally enjoyable time on our January cruise.
We would recommend your cruise to anybody, and indeed have done so.
Thank you, a we will be cruising with you again.

Warm regards
John and Judith January 2012
Hi Nicola,
Yes, we loved every aspect of the cruise, the Murray River Princess and the staff were great. We would do it all again, and very well may. Regards, Barry and Kathleen January 2012
Hi there,
Thanks for your email. We really enjoyed the cruise on the Murray Princess in February. We would highly recommend this cruise. Lyn & Doug January 2012
Hi Nicola,
Yes thanks, we had a great cruiseand were very happy with the service.
Seems like a distant memory now.
You have a great day too..
Jean December 2011
Hi Nicola,

My husband & I had a terrific cruise. We couldn\'t think of a better way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We met some great people including the staff, had lots of laughs, ate too much food & forgot about the outside world. We were well looked after & thought everything was well organised. Please pass on our appreciation & best wishes to the staff of the Murray Princess. We enjoyed it so much that we are planning our next trip with you in 3 years time.

Keep up the great work Captain Cook cruises & we look forward to travelling again with you.

Ross & Lori December 2011
Dear Nicola
We had a fantastic trip and the service and food was A++ and we have not stopped telling everyone how friendly and helpful all the staff was. It was also great to see the Murray looking so good.
Regards
Carl and Pam.
ps. Pam says Hi to Captain Weedon. December 2011
Hi Andrew
we have just returned from a fabulous trip on the Princess. The food,boat, crew, trip were wonderful and Brian was treated with great respect and assistance. Nothing was too much trouble and it was more than we could ever imagine. Thank you for all your help ensuring we were on board for the weekend. Brians health is failing and the July date would not have been possible. Again thank you for everything you did to make this trip possible.
Yours Sincerley

Brian and Judi June 2011
Hi to you Mel, and all the crew,

Yes we had a wonderful time on the cruise. It was the most relaxing time that we have had whilst away from home.

On board the Murray Princess our table in the dining room was regarded as the most rowdy, as that was due to the many jokes that were being passed around.

The group on that table (2) clicked together very well and made the trip all the better, we never stopped laughing.

The meals were wonderful, they could not be faulted, congratulations to the Chefs and the kitchen staff. The rest of the staff were equally good and attentive to all our needs.

Fay and I have no complaints what so ever and the accommodation was very satisfactory . We both had a camera each To give us many memories. Fay took 319 photos and I took 297, so now we have lots of memories to last for many years.

Thankyou again for that wonderful experience .

Cheers for now,
Bruce May 2011
Yes thankyou we did enjoy our cruise. The sevice we received was very good. M & M February 2011
We had a really great time on the cruise, lots of water, lots of very good food and interesting shore activities too, wish we had booked for 7 days instead of only four. Regards Julie February 2011
HI Mel

My family had one of the best holidays ever on the Murray Princess and we all agree that we will take the 4 night trip same time next year.

The service from Cruise Murray was exceptional. All queries deal with promptly and efficiently. We would definitely book with you again.

We loved the pace of the river, no mobile phones, no TV or radio. Just the sounds of nature.

The crew entertained us each evening, the food was amazing and plentiful.

It was my parents 63 wedding anniversary and to be able to celebrate with their children and grandchildren for 3 days was very special.

Looking forward to our next trip on the Murray Princess!

Kind regards

Erica & Rod February 2011
Dear Mel, Thank you for your email, yes we had a wonderful time it was perfect and made many friends. Your service was excellant and very professional and will certainly use you again .

Regards.
cHRISTINA February 2011
Dear Mel,
Yes we both enjoyed our experience cruising the River Murray in February, good food and enjoyable company and entertainment. The crew were very approachable and friendly, mixing with everyone. Good to tie up and explore places along the shore. Great sceenery along the way - very relaxing, with plenty to do also. A good time to experience the cruise with all the water flowing and filling the wetlands.
Regards,
Cheryl and Vic Lowry January 2011
Dear Mel, sorry for delay in responding. On behalf of all of us I can say we enjoyed the Murray River cruise immensely. From the Captain, Cruise Director down the staff & crew were impeccable to a fault. We had the best time, food all delicious & plenty of, excursions all interesting, shows put on by staff hilarious, we truly relaxed, had nothing to worry about & for a short time we were almost oblivious to outside world. We laughed more on those 7 days than we had in a long time. We also made new friends from all over who we stay in touch with. We have recommended the cruise to whomever might listen, plenty of interested people. Thank you for your e-mail, best wishes to u, Karen January 2011
Had a stunning time, thank you Mel. Loved every minute of it.... and Big Bend was beyond description.

Loved the smaller size of boat and lesser number of people, and thoroughly enjoyed everything.

It was a truly awesome few days.

With best regards

Christine January 2011
Yes thanks Mel. The cruise was fantastic. Couldn\'t fault the service. We had beautiful weather and to see the beautiful Murray River alive again was a memorable experience for me as the last time we visited the Murray mouth, the river was being dredged so that she could reach the sea! All the beautiful birds were back and the greenery was spectacular. A very nostalgic trip for me also as I am from Adelaide and camped every year at Swan Reach with my family, as my father did when he was a little boy. The Murray River Princess was spectacular as well and we met some great people.
So thankyou.. a very memorable, wonderful holiday.
Regards,
Robyn January 2011
Dear Mel,

Yes, we really enjoyed the cruise. The food was excellent and I really appreciated the trouble the chef went to in accommodating my special diet. We especially enjoyed the ecology trip and talk in the small boat and the indigenous people\'s talk.

The booking experience was also trouble free. The best bit is that we found you by accident and are very glad we did. It was a very relaxed trip. The smaller number of travellers and the one class of cabins on the boat is a big help in making it more friendly.


Regards,
Helen Wiltshire January 2011
Hello Mel

Thank you for your follow up.

The 4 of us did enjoy the cruise and the many sub adventures that were part of it.

The Staff on board the Murray Princess looked after us very well and we also got to meet, and spend time, with many of our fellow travelers.

Best regards

John Gladstone January 2011
Dear Mel,

I can\'t speak highly enough of the fantastic week we spent on the Murray River Cruise. We were looked after, entertained and fed!! extremely well. Starting from the beds made while we were enjoying a HUGE breakfast, right through the day until we returned to our cabin at night to find the beds turned back, bed lamps turned on, copy of the next day\'s activities and a chocolate on the pillow! The tours also, were very well done and very interesting. We haven\'t had so much fun for a long time!
We made good friends from all over Australia, and even overseas. The week went all too quickly, and we hope to do it again sometime in the future.

From two very happy and satisfied customers, Myrna & Ramon Blieschke. January 2011
Hi there
In response to this email I would like to thank the Murray Princess staff for a wonderful weekend. My sister and I tranvelled with our father who at the time had just been diagnosed with throat and esophagus cancer. The staff were only too happy to assist in making
food that our father could eat. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on our three night cruise. Sadly our father passed away on the 4th April but our memories of our Adelaide holiday are now more special than ever.

Thanks once again

Frances Gorman December 2010
Hi Mel,

The Murray river cruise was very enjoyable. The river was spectacular and the food was excellent.

Thank you for your attention to our booking, the champagne was a lovely touch.

Regards

Pauline December 2010
Hi Mel

Wayne and I had a wonderful time on our cruise in January. It was so relaxing and the food and service was great. We have told many of our friends about it and hope to one day be able to do the longer cruise.

Regards

Cheryl December 2010
Mel,
Yes, we had a most relaxing time and enjoyed the whole experience thoroughly.The crew was outstanding, especially the Captain!.
Thank you,
Jane and David Johnston. December 2010
Hi Mel,
My mother and I had a wonderful time on the River Murray Princess. There was a nice balance of on-board entertainment and off-shore excursions. The staff were helpful and the food was delicious.
Regards,
Velma December 2010
Hi Mel,

we had a great time the crew was 1st class, the food good, the shore excursions excellent. Overall we would gladly recommend your cruise and your company.

Regards

Mike Dening. November 2010
Dear Mel,

Thank you for your enquiry. We found the arrangements very good, and friendly. The cruise was excellent and we had a great time.

Kind regards,

Michael Evans October 2010
We had a wonderful time on the cruise. The crew were very helpful and friendly. The food was excellent. The other passengers were good fun.
We have recommended this cruise to our friends and one couple have already booked.

This was certainly a trip worth doing\'

Regards
Alan & Sue Richardson October 2010
From the very first contact with Tropical Experience right up till the end of the cruise was perfect! I couldn\'t have been more happier with your service, promptness and advice.

The cruise was amazing, the food incredible and the staff very courteous, knowledgeable and engaging.

We will certainly be back again in the future and will recommend to work colleagues and friends.

Cheers,
Kylie October 2010
We did enjoy the cruise. It was one of the highlights of our holidays. And we really did appreciate your excellent service in obtaining a cabin at such short notice as well as dealing with us via email whilst we were travelling through the centre of Australia. August 2010
Yes we did very much enjoy our cruise on the Murray Princess. It is something I would maybe like to do again and yes the service was very good.

Regards,

Judy and Kel Elward August 2010
Rod and I had an absolutely fabulous time on the Murray Princess. Despite less than perfect weather we enjoyed all the activities both on and off the Murray Princess. The service provided by the young and friendly crew was outstanding, the dining was excellent and we loved meeting fellow passengers from all parts of Oz. I particularly enjoyed the Art sessions run by Tony which were informal and instructive. We would be very tempted to repeat the experience and would thoroughly recommend the trip to our our friends and family. August 2010
We had a great time. The meals were first rate and there was plenty to do. I enjoyed going for a walk on shore, the music and entertainment and of course the bar and Captain Hunter.

We will go again. August 2010
Yes we enjoyed ourselves on the Murray Princess however we were glad to have chosen a State room, the extra space/comfort was worth the expense. The service we found to be without fault and the staff were courteous and pleasant.
We did enjoy ourselves and would certainly visit the Murray again.

Kind regards
Robert and Maruta Pearson August 2010
We had a woderful time on our Murray River Cruise & throughly enjoyed every minute. The crew were fabulous & couldn\'t have been more helpful. We have recomended the cruise to all our family & friends and are looking forward to another one in the future.

Thanks for your email

Regards

Jennifer June 2010
Hello

A note to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our short trip on the River Murray
Princess over the 23 January weekend. The staff were very helpful and
friendly. The information we received each day about our surrounds very much
enhanced our experience. 16 passengers allowed for excellent service and plenty of room for
passengers.

Regards

Maureen Carter and Graham Gallas March 2010
Good Afternoon

During the Australia Day Weekend of 2009, I purchased a 7 day cruise aboard
the Murray Princess.
This was to be my husband\'s 60th birthday present, and it was an EXCELLENT
one! What a delightful time we both had aboard this vessel. We could not be
more pleased with every aspect of the cruise.

I wish to pass my thanks onto Rose-Anne Fletcher who handled the reservation
details in the first inst. Vanessa Tickle who organised the birthday cake as
a surprise for my husband, Phil! It was wonderful!

To Capt. Peter Hunter and all the crew, in particular Katy who handled the
mooring of the vessel. She is a treasure, and it was not just myself and
Phil who made the comment \'she made us feel safe using the gangplank\'! also
Ryan who served our table well throughout the cruise with a professional
approach but with humour as well, and the \'chocolate fairy\' who left the
little treats upon our pillows each evening, as well as the Easter Eggs.
The meals were a delight, thank you to Ian the Chef and all his kitchen
staff!

And to all and each of the crew, and we had a changeover during our 7 days,
so there were a lot of them, we cannot thank you enough for making this trip
a special one for me and in particular, for my husband Phil.

The Murray Princess is well manned and well managed. I can only hope to enjoy all of this again sometime.

Kind Regards

Frances Le Flay February 2009